KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 1691–1706 | Cite as

Characterizing the Cyclic Behavior of Stiffened SPSWs

  • O. Haddad
  • N. H. Ramli SulongEmail author
  • Z. Ibrahim
Structural Engineering


To enhance the behavior of steel plate shear walls, stiffeners are attached on the infill plate. The various researches on the stiffened Steel Plate Shear Walls (SPSWs) with Low Yield Point (LYP) infill steel plate have approved excellent capacity of this system. In those studies, the researcher focused on the specific type on stiffeners and in some cases, different results was reported. To cover different aspects, to provide comprehensive necessary data for structure designers and, to study the post-buckling and performance factors, this research is conducted. Using the validated Finite Element (FE) models with experimental test results, an analytical study of a single story SPSWs conducted to determine the influence of the selected parameters on the strength, stiffness, energy absorption and seismic performance factors. The variant parameters include the stiffeners pattern, stiffeners thickness, one-side or double-sides stiffeners and the slenderness of the stiffened infill plates. The results showed that cross-stiffened pattern is preferable in the one-side stiffening method while, diagonal pattern in double-side shape. Finally, the value of seismic performance factors is proposed for stiffened SPSWs.


stiffened steel plate shear wall cyclic behavior seismic performance factors stiffeners configuration FE models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Civil EngineeringUniversity of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

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