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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Texas Highway Dept., Austin.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Center for Highway Research, 200 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX  USA  78712

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transp

    P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  USA  78763
  • Authors:
    • REZANSOFF, T
    • Bufkin, M P
    • Jirsa, James O
    • Breen, J E
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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