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Title
Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Interior Beam-Column Subassemblages.
File
PB301326.pdf
Author(s)
Viwathanatepa, S.; Popov, E. P.; Bertero, V. V.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., June 1979, 201 p.
Identifying Number(s)
UCB/EERC-79/14
Abstract
This report gives details of experiments to test the seismic behavior of reinforced concrete subassemblages carried out on beam-column subassemblages, and evaluates the significance of the analytical and experimental results obtained. Two virgin concrete subassemblages and one repaired subassemblage were tested. A horizontal force was applied to one subassemblage to generate a large single hysteretic loop, the initial part of which provided information on monotonic loading. Once the loading sequence was completed, this specimen was repaired by epoxy injection processes and an incremental cyclic load was applied until failure occurred. The second specimen was tested to failure by applying a similar loading sequence to that applied to the repaired subassemblage.
Keywords
Buildings; Earthquake engineering; Beams (Supports); Earthquake resistant structures; Seismic design; Earthquakes; Reinforced concrete; Columns (Supports); Cyclic loads; Dynamic structural analysis