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Performance of 1/3-Scale Model Precast Concrete Beam-Column Connections Subjected to Cyclic Inelastic Loads. Report No. 4.


pdf icon Performance of 1/3-Scale Model Precast Concrete Beam-Column Connections Subjected to Cyclic Inelastic Loads. Report No. 4. (2832 K)
Cheok, G. S.; Stone, W. C.

NISTIR 5436; 65 p. June 1994.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB95-179024

Keywords:

building technology; beam-columns; concretes; connections; cyclic loading; joints; precast; post-tensioning; story drift

Abstract:

Test results of four hybrid post-tensioned concrete beam-to-column connections are presented. These tests represent Phase IV B of an experimental program on 1/3-scale model precast concrete moment resisting connections being conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The objective of the test program is to develop guidelines for the design of moment resistant precast connections in regions of high seismicity. The hybrid connections consist of mild steel used as energy dissipators and post-tensioning steel used to provide the required shear resistance. Variables examined were different amounts and type of mild steel. The amount of post-tensioning steel was kept constant. The specimens were subjected to reversed cyclic loading in accordance with a prescribed displacement history. The performances of the connections were evaluated based on comparisons of energy dissipation capacity, connection strength, and drift capacity with previous NIST tests (Phases I-IV A). The results show that a hybrid precast connection can be designed so that it matches the performance of a monolithic connection in terms of energy dissipation, strength, and drift capacity.