CYCLIC LOAD TESTS ON PRESTRESSED AND PARTIALLY PRESTRESSED BEAM-COLUMN JOINTS

Tests were conducted on ten concrete beam-interior column frame assemblies subjected to static cyclic loading simulating the effect of severe earthquake loading. The frame members were near full-scale and contained a range of proportions of prestressing steel and nonprestressed steel. Information applicable to seismic design concerning inelastic flexural deformation capacity and degree of damage was obtained. A central prestressing tendon at mid-depth in the beam passing through the joint was shown to be effective in contributing to joint core shear strength. Several design recommendations are proposed.

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    Prestressed Concrete Institute

    20 North Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  USA  60606
  • Authors:
    • Park, R
    • Thompson, K J
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00173956
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM