WIT Press

Applications Of Fuse Inserts In Seismic Design Of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ERES990641

Volume

41

Pages

8

Published

1999

Size

634 kb

Author(s)

R. Goodfellow, R. Pinho & A. Salama & M. Hancock

Abstract

Fuse inserts have been developed for seismic applications. These are high quality steel inserts with a tightly controlled yield strength. They provide a guaranteed yield point at a prescribed location, or a number of locations, by replacing reinforcing bars which have very high levels of random variations in yield strength. In this paper, work undertaken on testing of flexural reinforced concrete members with inserts is briefly presented. The tests comprise beam-column members with an axial load level of 10% of the capacity and varying displacement-controlled transverse loading. Inserts are placed at one or two locations

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