Reinforced Concrete Connection Hysteresis Loops

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Title: Reinforced Concrete Connection Hysteresis Loops

Author(s): William H. Townsend and Robert D. Hanson

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 53

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 351-370

Keywords: anchorage (structural); axial loads; beams (supports); bending (reinforcing steels); bond (concrete to reinforcement); columns (supports); connections; cracking (fracturing); cyclic loads; deterioraton; ductility; dynamic loads

Date: 1/1/1977

Abstract:
Twenty-two reinforced concrete beam-column T-shaped connections were constructed using the same strength of material and geometrical configuration for each specimen. Test loading conditions were chosen to represent earthquake loading producing steel strains well beyond yield.