EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON REINFORCED CONCRETE TRUSS FRAMES AS EARTHQUAKE RESISTANCE ELEMENTS

More than 20 one-story, single-span frames were subjected to alternating repeated horizontal loads at the top beam level with constant axial load at the tops of the two supporting columns. The objective of the tests was to obtain some basic data on earthquake resistance capacities of reinforced concrete truss frames. The variables considered in the investigation are the slenderness of the members composing a frame, the longitudinal reinforcement ratios of the members, the level of axial load and the reinforcement arrangements in connections. The test results show that braced frames have considerable ductility in addition to high stiffness and high strength.

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  • Pagination: p. 527-540

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  • Accession Number: 00153224
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM