THE PERFORMANCE OF LAPPED SPLICES UNDER RAPID LOADING
The impact or dynamic response and resistance of structures or structural components has been of increasing interest in recent years. The failures of lapped splices at the bases of some concrete highway support structures during the San Fernando earthquake led to questions as to the suitability and adequacy of a lapped splice subjected to fast loading rates. In addition, the damage produced by hurricanes and tornadoes surpasses earthquake damage and gives added impetus to the study of structural behavior under dynamic loads. In this investigation the behavior of lapped splices subjected to impact loading was studied. The objective was to compare the strength and behavior of splices under static and dynamic loads and to determine whether the design provisions based primarily on static tests could be relied on under dynamic loading conditions.
- Prepared in cooperation with Texas Highway Dept., Austin.
University of Texas, AustinCenter for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
Austin, TX USA 78712
Washington, DC USA 20590
Texas State Department of Highways & Public TranspP.O. Box 5051
Austin, TX USA 78763
- REZANSOFF, T
- Bufkin, M P
- Jirsa, James O
- Breen, J E
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Pagination: 108 p.
- TRT Terms: Bridges; Concrete structures; Dynamic loads; Dynamic structural analysis; Earthquakes; Finite differences; Highway bridges; Lap joints; Loads; Reinforced concrete; Repeated loads; Splice plates; Splicing; Static tests; Structural analysis; Structural mechanics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response; Loading rate; Rapid methods; Structural behavior
- Old TRIS Terms: Splices; Support systems
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00133416
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CFHR-3-5-72-154-2 Res. Rpt., FHWA/RD-76-S0457
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jul 13 1976 12:00AM