THE INFLUENCE OF PERCENTAGE COLUMN REINFORCEMENT ON MORTAR COMPRESSION JOINTS FOR FRAMED STRUCTURES

A description is given of tests carried out to study the behavior of mortar compression joints in framed structures, where the columns being joined contain high percentages of reinforcement. The amount and type of transverse binding reinforcement in the column ends were also varied. The experimental investigation was augmented by a theoretical analysis of the joint zone using a plane stress-plane strain finite element computer program, which was also used to study the influence on joint strength of the restraint provided by the floor system. Recommendations are given for assessing the strength of such joints for varying percentages of column reinforcement and suggestions are made for proportioning the joint and detailing the reinforcement in the ends of the columns. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SOMERVILLE, G
  • Publication Date: 1972-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082753
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept. No. 42.477 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM