Seismic force demand on ductile reinforced concrete shear walls subjected to western North American ground motions: Part 2 — new capacity design methods

Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering (Impact Factor: 0.47). 06/2012; 39(7):738-750. DOI: 10.1139/l2012-044

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