Exterior reinforced concrete joints with low axial load under seismic loading. (1972)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Thesis DisciplineCivil Engineering
Degree NameMaster of Engineering
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
This report is concerned with the exterior beam-column joints of reinforced concrete frames with low axial load when subjected to high intensity cyclic loading such as that due to an earthquake.
Three beam-column units were investigated each being designed by a different methods and all three units tested under the same programme of static cyclic loading. The design parameters examined were the methods of anchoring main beam reinforcing, the amount of transverse shear reinforcement within the joint region, and the effect of confining the core region of the joint with transverse steel.
In all three units failure occurred in the joint regions rather than in the adjacent members due to the large joint shears present under the severe seismic loading conditions imposed.
RightsAll Right Reserved
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Seismic Performance of FRP Retrofitted Exterior RC Beam-Column Joints under Varying Axial and Bidirectional Loading Akguzel, Umut (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2011)Most of the experimental studies available in literature on the seismic assessment and retrofit of existing, poorly detailed, reinforced concrete (RC) beam-column joints typical of pre-1970s construction practice have ...
Influence of slab on the seismic response of sub-standard detailed exterior reinforced concrete beam column joints Kam, W.Y.; Quintana Gallo, P.; Akguzel, U.; Pampanin, Stefano (University of Canterbury. Civil and Natural Resources Engineering, 2010)For the seismic performance assessment of existing sub-standard detailed exterior beam-column joints, it is critical to accurately establish the hierarchy of strength of each element and therefore the likely failure ...
Li, Xinrong (University of Canterbury. Civil Engineering, 1994)The project is carried out with the intention to study the strength and ductility of reinforced concrete columns subjected to simulated seismic horizontal loading and varying axial load. First, an extensive review of ...