Test results of four hybrid post-tensioned concrete beam-to-column connections are presented. These tests represent Phase IV B of an experimental program on 1/3-scale model precast concrete moment resisting connections being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The objective of the test program is to develop guidelines for the design of moment resistant precast connections in regions of high seismicity. The hybrid connections consist of mild steel used as energy dissipators and post-tensioning steel used to provide the required shear resistance. Variables examined were different amounts and type of mild steel. The amount of post-tensioning steel was kept constant. The specimens were subjected to reversed cyclic loading in accordance with a prescribed displacement history. The performances of the connections were evaluated based on comparisons of energy dissipation capacity, connection strength, and drift capacity with previous NIST tests (Phases I-IV A). The results show that a hybrid precast connection can be designed so that it matches the performance of a monolithic connection in terms of energy dissipation, strength, and drift capacity.
Citation: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5436
NIST Pub Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
building technology, beam-columns, concretes, connections, cyclic loading, joints, precast, post-tensioning, story drift