Effect of Transverse Beams and Slab on Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beam-to-Column Connections

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Title: Effect of Transverse Beams and Slab on Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beam-to-Column Connections

Author(s): M. R. Ehsani and J. K. Wight

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 82

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 188-195

Keywords: beam-column frame; beams (supports); columns (supports): concrete slabs; connections; cyclic loads; earthquake resistant structures; hinges(structural); joints (junctions); reinforced concrete; shear properties; structural analysis.

Date: 3/1/1985

Abstract:
Experimental results on the tests of six reinforced concrete beam-column subassemblies with transverse beams and slab are presented. The primary variables were the ratio of the column flexural capacity to that of the beam and slab, the joint shear stress, and the transverse reinforcement in the joint. The specimens were subjected to inelastic cyclic loading. The results are compared to the behavior of similar specimens without transverse beams and slab.