An experimental investigation to determine the shear strength of reinforced concrete beam-column joints is presented. The test specimens consisted of six exterior beam-column subassemblages. The primary variable were the amount of transverse reinforcement in the joint, the magnitude of axial load on the column, and the severity of the load reversals applied to the beam. The experimental results indicate that the shear resisted by the concrete in the joint was considerably greater than the values suggested by current recommendations. The increase in shear strength is assumed to be influenced by the ratio of the sum of column flexural capacities to that of the beams framing into the joint. It is concluded that this ratio should be considered when designing a beam-column joint. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Lee, DLN
    • Wight, J K
    • Hanson, R D
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2337-50
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172347
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13405 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM