PhD candidate Emre Kizilarslan in Ketter Hall’s Structural Engineering and Earthquake Simulation Laboratory with part of his Composite Plate Shear Wall-Concrete Filled specimen. Under the direction of his advisor, SUNY Distinguished Professor Michel Bruneau, Kizilarslan’s testing program is investigating the lateral load behavior of these new walls, typically used in core-wall structures.
Kizilarslan with the project’s full specimen. The objective of Kizilarslan’s research is to investigate the lateral load behavior of these walls in terms of stiffness, strength, drift capacity and the effect of axial load on the lateral load behavior.
Concrete flows into the footing of Kizilarslan’s Composite Plate Shear Wall-Concrete Filled specimen.
Kizilarslan and SEESL staff use the lab’s conveyor to pour concrete into the frame of the specimen’s footing.
As Kizilarslan pours concrete, additional lab staff use rods to vibrate and evenly distribute the mixture everywhere inside the formwork.
Published June 24, 2021