# Shear Wall Combined Flexural and Axial Design per ACI 318-19 with ideCAD

How does ideCAD calculate shear wall combined flexural and axial strength according to ACI 318-19? • The three-dimensional interaction failure surface of the shear wall is calculated automatically. • The demand/Capacity Ratio of the shear wall is calculated automatically.

Notation

Ag = gross area of concrete section, in2
As = area of nonprestressed longitudinal tension reinforcement, in2
Ast = total area of nonprestressed longitudinal reinforcement, in2
α = depth of equivalent rectangular stress block, in.
bw = width of compression face of member, in.
c = distance from extreme compression fiber to neutral axis, in.
Cc = concrete compressive force, lb
Cs = reinforcement tension force, lb
d = distance from extreme compression fiber to centroid of longitudinal tension reinforcement, in.
fc' = specified compressive strength of concrete, psi
fy = specified yield strength for nonprestressed reinforcement, psi
Mn = nominal flexural strength at section, in.-lb
Mu = factored moment at section, in.-lb
Pn = nominal axial compressive strength of member, lb
Pn,max = maximum nominal axial compressive strength of a member, lb
Pnt = nominal axial tensile strength of member, lb
Pnt,max = maximum nominal axial tensile strength of member, lb
Po = nominal axial strength at zero eccentricity, lb
Pu = factored axial force; to be taken as positive for compression and negative for tension, lb
Vn = nominal shear strength, lb
Vu = factored shear force at section, lb
ϕ = strength reduction factor
εt = net tensile strain in extreme layer of longitudinal tension reinforcement at nominal strength, excluding strains due to effective prestress, creep, shrinkage, and temperature
β1 = factor relating depth of equivalent rectangular compressive stress block to depth of neutral axis

Required strength

According to ACI 11.4.2.1, walls should be designed for the maximum factored moment Mu combined with Pu for each applicable load combination. The required strength is calculated in accordance with the factored load combinations in Load Factors and Combinations per ACI 318-19 with ideCAD title. Combined Axial and Flexural Required strengths of a shear wall Pu and Mu co-occur for a shear wall. Therefore, for each applicable factor load combination specified in ACI Table 5.3.1, the most unfavorable Pu and Mu co-occurring condition is considered. Designed strength

Pn and Mn are calculated in accordance with Axial strength or Combined Flexural and Axial Strength per ACI 318-19 with ideCAD title. Combined Axial and Flexural strengths create a three-dimensional interaction failure surface. In addition to axial compression and biaxial bending, the formulation allows for axial tension and biaxial bending considerations. An interaction surface of a shear wall is shown below.

Pn means nominal axial compressive strength, and Mn means nominal flexural strength. Mn takes a different value for each axial force level. Therefore, a three-dimensional interaction failure surface is formed in the picture above. Nominal flexural strength Mn is calculated according to the assumptions described in Flexural Strength per ACI 318-19 with ideCAD title. Flexural design strength ϕMn is obtained by calculating Mn and strength reduction factor ϕ at each axial force level. While finding the flexural design strength, combined with axial force ϕMn, should be found in which control zone the cross-section is. When the section is tension controlled, a ϕ factor for tension control is used. When the section is compression controlled, a ϕ factor for compression control is used.

As described in the title of Axial strength or Combined Flexural and Axial Strength per ACI 318-19 with ideCAD, for nonprestressed concrete members nominal axial strength Po and the maximum design compressive strength ϕPn,max values are calculated as given below;  Strength reduction factor ϕ shown in section (a) of Table 21.2.1, for moment, axial force, or combined moment and axial force, are given in ACI Table 21.2.2.

Strain, εt

Section Classification

ϕ

εtεty

Compression Controlled Moment

0.65

εty < εt < (εty + 0.003)

Transition region

0.65 + 0.25[(εt - εty)/0.003]

εt ≥ (εty + 0.003)

Compression Controlled Moment

0.90

Nominal flexural strength Mn with zero compression is calculated as described in the title of Flexural Strength per ACI 318-19 with ideCAD. Similarly, combined nominal flexural and axial strength Mn and Pn are calculated with the same design assumptions.

Demand/Capacity Ratio of Shear Walls

Because of the axial force and biaxial bending interaction in shear walls, the demand/capacity ratio is calculated using the interaction curve. The point (Pu, Mu) is placed in the interaction space shown as point D in the picture below. If point D (Pu, Mu) is within the acceptable range, the column's capacity is adequate. However, the shear wall is overstressed if point D (Pu, Mu) is outside the interaction volume. The capacity ratio is calculated using point C obtained by extending the line passing through points O and D to the interaction curve. The capacity ratio is given by the ratio OD/OC.

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Special structural walls

According to ACI 18.10.5.1, structural walls subject to combined flexure and axial loads should be designed in accordance with ACI 22.4, also described in Axial strength or Combined Flexural and Axial Strength per ACI 318-19 with ideCAD title.  JavaScript errors detected