Preprint Experimental study on impact of drying on structural performance of reinforced concrete shear wall

Sasano, Hiroshi  ,  Maruyama, Ippei

The aim of this study is to experimentally investigate the effect of drying on a shear wall, and to clarify the mechanism behind the changes in the structural performance due to drying. Two sufficiently hydrated wall specimens are prepared. Then, one is loaded without drying, while the other is tested after drying for long enough to reach an equilibrium state. The results show a reduction in the initial stiffness and little change in the ultimate shear strength in the dry specimen, in spite of an increase in the compressive strength.
Supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (Grant No. 15H04077)

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