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Title
Development of Loading Systems and Initial Tests--Short Columns Under Bidirectional Loading.
File
PB297542.pdf
Author(s)
Jirsa, J. O.; Maruyama, K.; Ramirez, H.
Source
September 1978, 77 p.
Identifying Number(s)
CESRL-78-2
Abstract
The object of this report is to describe the special loading facilities developed for the application of bidirectional lateral loads and varying axial loads (tension and/or compression) on short columns failing in shear. The design of the specimen is discussed and the instrumentation used to monitor the behavior is described. Finally, the results of four test specimens are presented to give an indication of the capabilities of the loading and data acquisition systems developed.
Keywords
; Data acquisition; Compressive properties; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; Columns (Supports); Axial stress; Dynamic loads; Construction joints; Shear stress