WIT Press


Structural Concrete Connections For Blast Containment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU940121

Volume

8

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

737 kb

Author(s)

T. Krauthammer

Abstract

The effects of reinforcement detailing, geometry, and loading conditions on connection in blast containment structures have been studied by the finite element method. The findings have been used to propose effective connection designs for such structures. 1 Introduction Despite previous findings on the behavior of structural concrete connections in the static domain [1-3], dynamic effects (with emphasis on seismic loads) were not considered until the late 1970' s. Many issues have not yet been resolved, as discussed in [4,5]. Those previous studies showed that in cases of inadequate joint design, the joint was often responsible for much of the inelasticity detected in the overall response. Following the finding in [1-3], it is desirable for the compression forces in a

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