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Development and testing of precast concrete beam-to-column connections with high-strength hooked bars under cyclic loading

Development and testing of precast concrete beam-to-column connections with high-strength hooked... A traditional reinforcing detail—hooked bars anchored in the joint core—for the bottom bars in precast beams was improved by using small-diameter high-strength bars to reduce the steel congestion in the cast-in-place connection zone. Five full-scale beam-to-column connections, including a monolithic specimen, were tested under reversed cyclic loading. The primary test variables were the type of beam longitudinal bars, manner of roughening the inner surface of the precast U-shell, presence or absence of the small-diameter stirrups inside the U-shell, and height of the precast columns. An analysis of the strength, ductility, stiffness, and energy dissipation showed that the proposed connection exhibited a comparable, although slightly inferior, seismic performance relative to the monolithic connection. Among the precast specimens, the existence of additional stirrups slightly improved the total performance. The use of high-strength steel bars as beam top longitudinal bars further decreased the loading capacity and energy dissipation. The air bubble film technique used to roughen the interfaces ensured the structural integrity. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Development and testing of precast concrete beam-to-column connections with high-strength hooked bars under cyclic loading

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© The Author(s) 2019
ISSN
1369-4332
eISSN
2048-4011
DOI
10.1177/1369433219857855
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Abstract

A traditional reinforcing detail—hooked bars anchored in the joint core—for the bottom bars in precast beams was improved by using small-diameter high-strength bars to reduce the steel congestion in the cast-in-place connection zone. Five full-scale beam-to-column connections, including a monolithic specimen, were tested under reversed cyclic loading. The primary test variables were the type of beam longitudinal bars, manner of roughening the inner surface of the precast U-shell, presence or absence of the small-diameter stirrups inside the U-shell, and height of the precast columns. An analysis of the strength, ductility, stiffness, and energy dissipation showed that the proposed connection exhibited a comparable, although slightly inferior, seismic performance relative to the monolithic connection. Among the precast specimens, the existence of additional stirrups slightly improved the total performance. The use of high-strength steel bars as beam top longitudinal bars further decreased the loading capacity and energy dissipation. The air bubble film technique used to roughen the interfaces ensured the structural integrity.

Journal

Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Oct 1, 2019

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