Energy Absorption Capacity of Steel Shear Panel Confined by Mortar Plates Wrapped with Carbon Fiber Sheet
Peng-bo ZHANG, Toshifumi SUDO, Takashi FUJINAGA, Yuping SUN
A new type of energy-absorption device was developed. The new device consists of a mild-steel panel sandwiched between two mortar plates which are wrapped with carbon fiber sheets. A total of six specimens were made and tested under cyclical lateral force to investigate hysterestic properties of the device. Experimental results have indicated that confinement by mortar plates wrapped with carbon fiber sheets was effective in preventing the shear panel from premature out-of-plane buckling, ensuring sufficient deformation capacity to the shear panel. Hence the proposed confinement method can significantly enhance energy absorption capacity of shear panel.