HIGH-STRENGTH RC CONNECTIONS SUBJECTED TO INELASTIC CYCLIC LOADING

This study investigates the influence of key variables on the behavior of corner high-strength reinforced concrete beam-column connections subjected to inelastic cyclic loading. The study investigated the current code requirements for connection design in order to establish whether a revision of these requirements is needed. It is noted that when properly designed, high-strength reinforced concrete connections exhibit ductile hysteretic respone. The test results indicate that the joint performance (including strength and ductility appears to be more influenced by the joint shear stress and the joint confinement level than the level of the concrete compressive strength. These and other study findings are discussed.

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  • Accession Number: 00605094
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM