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Title: Beam-Column Joints in Precast Concrete Construction in Japan
Author(s): Y. Kurose, K. Nagami, and Y. Saito
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 493-514
Keywords: beams (supports); columns (supports); construction; earthquake-resistant structures; high-rise buildings; joints (junctions); precast concrete; reinforced concrete; structural design; Structural Research
Abstract:Precast concrete systems are mainly used to construct residential buildings in Japan. The systems include precast concrete wall structures for low-to-medium-rise buildings and frame structures for medium to high-rise buildings. Most of the precast members are produced in fabricating plants and shipped to the site. Beam-column joints in precast systems are designed using essentially the same design philosophy but considerably different details, as used in cast-in-place construction. The details of the joints are usually examined from the structural viewpoint by experimental tests and from the construction viewpoint by mock-up tests. This paper is intended to give an overview of beam-column joints used in precast concrete moment-resisting frame structures. Aseismic design and details of the joints are described and a few examples of construction practice are illustrated. Emphasis is placed on joints in high-rise construction using precast concrete systems.
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