Hysteresis behavior of rectangular reinforced concrete columns with non-seismic detailing

Wilson Yuk Ming Chung, Siu Shu Eddie Lam, Bo Wu, Yuk Lung Wong

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In Hong Kong, reinforced concrete columns can be designed without seismic provisions. Typical reinforced concrete columns in Hong Kong are subjected to high axial load ratio, have high main reinforcement ratio, but have very low volumetric transverse reinforcement ratio. Based on the data obtained from cyclic behavior of reinforced concrete columns specimens, a hysteresis model for low volumetric transverse reinforcement ratio was developed. It includes the effect of pinching and provides accurate overall prediction in comparison with test data on cyclic response of reinforced concrete columns with low volumetric transverse reinforcement ratio and high axial load ratio. The model will be refined after a series of 12 columns tests to be conducted in the Heavy Structural Laboratory of the South China University of Technology in March 2007.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Horizons and Better Practices
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 Structures Congress: New Horizons and Better Practices - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: 16 May 200719 May 2007


Conference2007 Structures Congress: New Horizons and Better Practices
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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