WIT Press

Effects Of Loading Rate On Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls: Part 2 Dynamic Properties Of Concrete

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990061

Volume

41

Pages

9

Published

1999

Size

610 kb

Author(s)

A. Suzuki, J. Mizuno, I. Matsuo, A. Kusaka, K Nakamura and T Ohno

Abstract

To evaluate the safety of Reinforced Concrete (RC) structures subjected to such dynamic loads as severe earthquake loads and impact/impulsive loads, the effects of loading rate on RC structural members should be properly taken into account in the material constitutive laws for such analytical code as a FEM The objective of Part 2 in this study is to investigate experimentally the effects of loading rate on the dynamic properties of concrete materials. The loading rates were chosen so as to cover the strain-rates from 10^(l/s)(static) to 10°(1. s). Both compressive and tensile high-speed loading tests were carried ou

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