THE EFFECTS OF SHEAR REINFORCEMENT ON THE REVERSED CYCLIC LOADING BEHAVIOUR OF FLAT PLATE STRUCTURES

This paper reports one phase of a research programme at the University of Washington on the seismic response of flat plate to column connections. In particular the behaviour of connections containing integral beam stirrup reinforcement in the slabs is discussed. The paper compares different approaches for designing that stirrup reinforcement, outlines the benefits of placing stirrup reinforcement in the slab, and gives guidelines as to the design and proper detailing necessary for that stirrup reinforcement. The effects of concentration of the flexural reinforcement in the immediate column region are also examined. Ductility ratios, energy absorption, energy dissipation, and degeneration of stiffness characteristics of the specimens are reported together with the lateral loads for first yielding and maximum capacity of the specimens.

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    National Research Council of Canada

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  • Authors:
    • Hawkins, N M
    • Mitchell, D
    • Hanna, S N
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00137707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM