Short 12-in. (305 mm) square concrete columns with rectangular ties as confinement steel are tested under monotonic axial compression to failure. Land-deformation curves are presented. Contribution of concrete to load carrying capacity and the significance of cover spalling are examined. Effects of distribution of longitudinal steel around the column perimeter and the resulting tie configuration, the amount and characteristics of tie steel, tie spacing, and the amount of longitudinal steel affecting the behavior of the confined column core are examined. Concrete cores of columns confined with ties and well distributed longitudinal steel exhibit significant gain in strength and ductility. Tie spacing and the characteristics and the amount of tie steel significantly affect the strength and ductility of confined core. The amount of column steel does not appear to have significant effect on confinement. (ASCE)

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Sheikh, S A
    • Uzumeri, S M
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Accession Number: 00314603
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 15388 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM