The Influence of Steel Strength on the Shear Resistance of Walls

The yield strength of steel of the wall with single-sided gypsum sheathing was 320 N/mm2, and the maximum resistance of the wall was 9.29 kN. If the steel yield strength of this wall was changed to 205 N/mm2, the maximum resistance calculated by finite element method was 8.95 kN. The shear resistance of the latter was only 3.65% lower than the former. The load-displacement curves of those two kinds of walls are shown in Figure 11. Obviously, the change of steel strength has little influence on the shear resistance of walls.