Seismic behaviour of reinforced concrete exterior wide beam-column joints
Kulkarni, Sudhakar A.
Date of Issue2010
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
An experimental and numerical investigation carried out on RC wide beam-column joints when subjected to seismic loads is reported within this paper. The experimental study was conducted by subjecting three full-scale wide exterior beam-column specimens to simulated seismic loads at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Simulations of earthquake loadings were applied on to the specimens via quasistatic load reversals. Seismic performance analysis of the joints were based on the results obtained from the experiment in terms of their general behavior, hysteresis response, and the strain profiles of the longitudinal reinforcement within the specimens. These experimental results were then used to validate a three-dimensional 3D nonlinear finite-element FE model. The behavior of the joints under the influence of critical influencing factors like column axial load, transverse beam, and beam bar anchorage ratio were also analyzed through the parametric studies carried out.
Journal of structural engineering
© 2010 ASCE. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of structural engineering, ASCE. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2010)136:1(26).