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@article{(International Science Index):http://waset.org/publications/10004588,
  title    = {Structural Behavior of Precast Foamed Concrete Sandwich Panel Subjected to Vertical In-Plane Shear Loading},
  author    = {Y. H. Mugahed Amran and  Raizal S. M. Rashid and  Farzad Hejazi and  Nor Azizi Safiee and  A. A. Abang Ali},
  country   = {Malaysia},
  institution={Universiti Putra Malaysia},
  abstract  = {Experimental and analytical studies were accomplished to examine the structural behavior of precast foamed concrete sandwich panel (PFCSP) under vertical in-plane shear load. PFCSP full-scale specimens with total number of six were developed with varying heights to study an important parameter slenderness ratio (H/t). The production technique of PFCSP and the procedure of test setup were described. The results obtained from the experimental tests were analysed in the context of in-plane shear strength capacity, load-deflection profile, load-strain relationship, slenderness ratio, shear cracking patterns and mode of failure. Analytical study of finite element analysis was implemented and the theoretical calculations of the ultimate in-plane shear strengths using the adopted ACI318 equation for reinforced concrete wall were determined aimed at predicting the in-plane shear strength of PFCSP. The decrease in slenderness ratio from 24 to 14 showed an increase of 26.51% and 21.91% on the ultimate in-plane shear strength capacity as obtained experimentally and in FEA models, respectively. The experimental test results, FEA models data and theoretical calculation values were compared and provided a significant agreement with high degree of accuracy. Therefore, on the basis of the results obtained, PFCSP wall has the potential use as an alternative to the conventional load-bearing wall system.},
  {International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering },  volume    = {10},
  number    = {6},
  year      = {2016},
  pages     = {705 - 714},
  ee        = {http://waset.org/publications/10004588},
  url       = {http://waset.org/Publications?p=114},
  bibsource = {http://waset.org/Publications},
  issn      = {eISSN:1307-6892},
  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
  index     = {International Science Index 114, 2016},
}