Laboratory Definitions of Behavior for Structural Components and Building Systems

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Title: Laboratory Definitions of Behavior for Structural Components and Building Systems

Author(s): Daniel P. Abrams

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 127

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 91-152

Keywords: beam-column frame; beams (supports); columns (supports); deformation; dynamic characteristics; earthquake-resistant structures; frames; framing systems; hysteresis; laboratories; load-deflection curve; reinforced concrete; stiffness; strength; walls; Stru

Date: 10/1/1991

Abstract:
This chapter serves as a primer to acquaint a novice with the vast amount of experimental data that has been acquired over the last two decades on behavior of reinforced concrete components subjected to repeated reversals of lateral force and earthquake response of concrete building systems. General characteristics of hysteretic behavior and dynamic response are presented rather than discrete summaries of each test program done to date. An extensive reference list presents over 400 publications that specifically address laboratory studies of reinforced concrete members, joints, or building systems. The listing is subdivided for laboratory investigations of (a) beams and beam-column joints, (b) columns, (c) walls, (d) frame and frame-wall systems, (e) coupled-wall systems, and (f) infilled-frame systems.