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Modeling Aspects Concerning The Axial Behavior Of RC Columns

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC110161

Volume

72

Pages

9

Page Range

175 - 183

Published

2011

Size

620 kb

Author(s)

H. O. Koksal, T. Turgay, C. Karakoç & S. Ayçenk

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the axial behavior of the RC columns. Stress-strain relationships of experimentally tested RC columns under concentric loading are compared with the predictions of the Koksal model. Moment-curvature analyses of RC sections are also performed employing the same model in a self-developed moment-curvature program for confined concrete. Results are compared with the output of EXTRACT which uses the Mander concrete model. Keywords: confinement, reinforced concrete columns, concentric loading, stress–strain relations. 1 Introduction Confining pressure on RC columns increases the concrete strength. Transverse reinforcements such as steel stirrups, FRP wraps, and steel jackets create a triaxial compressive stress state producing confinement action around the concrete core. Extensive research on the improvement of concrete confinement has been carried out since the pioneering study of Richart et al. [1]. The constitutive model for confined concrete plays an important role on the accuracy of the moment-curvature curves to perform a reliable pushover analysis of RC frames. There are some frequently cited models (Hognestad [2], Kent and Park [3], Sheikh and Uzumeri [4], Mander et al. [5], Saatcioglu and Razvi [6]) to predict

Keywords

confinement, reinforced concrete columns, concentric loading, stress–strain relations