WIT Press

The Seismic Performance Of Reinforced Concrete Frames With Wide Band Beams

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990121

Volume

41

Pages

10

Published

1999

Size

998 kb

Author(s)

J.S. Stehle, K. Abdouka, H. Goldsworthy, P. Mendis

Abstract

Experimental work on half scale interior and exterior subassemblages is presented. The first series of tests are designed in accordance with Australian code requirements for the non-ductile, ordinary moment resisting frame category, and hence there are no special detailing requirements for seismic consideration. The second series of tests are on joints with improved detailing with the view to improve performance under cyclic loading. The results are compared in the paper. The main difference between the detailing regimes is that the poorer detailing allows large crack widths to form due to torsion at the side of the joint. The improved detailing prevents this from occurring. For the exterior connection it is achieved by concentrating the longitudinal beam rein

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