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Title: AIJ Proposal of Ultimate Strength Design Requirements for RC Buildings With Emphasis on Beam-Column Joints
Author(s): Shunsuke Otani
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 125-144
Keywords: anchorage (structural); beams (support); columns (supports); bond (concrete to reinforcement); earthquake-resistant structures; joints (junctions); reinforced concrete; shear properties; strength; structural design; Structural Research
Abstract:The Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) published its 1988 draft design guidelines for earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete buildings based on ultimate strength concept as a first attempt to develop an ultimate strength design procedure in Japan. This paper introduces the general concept of the design procedure, and explains in detail the design requirements and background information for reinforced concrete beam-column joints of the AIJ guidelines. Based on experimental evidence, the amount of lateral reinforcement in the joint required is significantly reduced from ACI requirements.
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