Study on seismic performance of reinforced concrete coupling beams

Zhi Qiang Liu, Bo Wu, Siu Shu Eddie Lam

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Based on the test results of three reinforced concrete coupling beams with moderate shear span of 3.0, and referring to the test data of the first batch of tests conducted hy the authors, the effect of lateral reinforcement, longitudinal reinforcement and steel tube on seismic performance of reinforced concrete coupling beams in HongKong is examined. Combining the test results of this paper and those of other researchers, a regression formula is proposed for ultimate drift ratio of reinforced concrete coupling beams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2003


  • Coupling beams
  • Ductility
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Seismic
  • Ultimate drift ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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