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Performance of 1/3-Scale Model Precast Concrete Beam-Column Connections Subjected to Cyclic Inelastic Loads. Report No. 2

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Author(s)

Geraldine S. Cheok, Hai S. Lew

Abstract

Results are presented from the experimental test program on precast concrete beam-column connections subjected to inelastic cyclic loads being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. This report is the second in a series and covers the test results from Phase II of a three phase program. The objective of the test program is to develop an economical moment resistant precast beam-column joint for high seismic zones. Test specimens are 1/3-scale models of a prototype interior concrete beam-column connection. The 1985 UBC design criteria for seismic Zones 2 and 4 were used. Six specimens were tested. The experimental variables include the location of the post-tensioning force and the type of post-tensioning tendons used. Comparisons of the performance among these specimens are made. Comparisons with the monolithic mode, energy absorption characteristics, strength and ductility of the connection.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 4589
Report Number
4589

Keywords

beam-columns, concrete, connections, cyclic loading, ductility, energy absorption, joints, moment-resistance, post-tensioning, precast concrete

Citation

Cheok, G. and Lew, H. (1991), Performance of 1/3-Scale Model Precast Concrete Beam-Column Connections Subjected to Cyclic Inelastic Loads. Report No. 2, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.IR.4589 (Accessed June 25, 2024)

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Created June 1, 1991, Updated November 10, 2018