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Title: Tests on an Improved Beam Column
Connection for Precast Concrete
Author(s): Prabhakara Bhatt and D. W. Kirk
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 834-843
Keywords: beam-column frame; beams (supports); buildings; columns (supports); connections; ductility; earthquake resistant structures; joints (junctions); loads (forces); moments; precast concrete; reinforced concrete; strength; structural design; tests.
Abstract:Tests on a welded moment-resisting connection to join precast beams and columns are reported. If precast moment-resisting frames are to be used in areas susceptible to seismic disturbances, it is necessary that the joint and members behave in a ductile manner. The joint detail adopted in these tests incorporates improvements on a similar, previously tested joint type. Both exterior-joint specimens (a single beam intersecting a column on one side only) and interior-joint specimens (beams intersecting a column on opposite faces) were tested under reverse loading. Experimental results show that this joint detail can withstand large ductility demands.
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