Transverse Reinforcement of RC Columns Considering Effective Lateral Confining Reduction Factor


An experimental investigation was conducted to examine the hysteretic behavior of ultrahigh-strength concrete tied columns under stress to determine the effect of the volumetric ratio of transverse reinforcements on column deformability. Eight 1/3-scale columns were fabricated to simulate a half-story of actual structural members, and their axial load ratio, transverse reinforcement configuration, and transverse reinforcement volumetric ratio were changed during the simulation. The column deformability was found to be affected by the configurations and volumetric ratios of the transverse reinforcement. The column behavior was particularly affected by the axial load ratio as compared to the amount and configuration of the transverse reinforcement. To improve the ductility behavior of an RC column using ultrahigh-strength concrete in a seismic region, a volumetric ratio of transverse reinforcement was suggested for all data satisfying the required displacement ductility ratio of over 4. The results indicate that the effective lateral confining reduction factor lambda(c), calculated by considering the configuration and spacing of transverse reinforcement and the axial load ratio, is reflected in the volumetric ratio of transverse reinforcements.This work was supported by the Sustainable Research Center of Hanyang University, which was supported by the SRC/ERC program of MEST/KOSEF. (Grant R-11-2005-056-01003-0). The Korea Research Council of Public Science and Technology also contributed to this work

Similar works

Full text

oaioai:repository.hanyang.ac.kr:20.500.11754/86781Last time updated on 2/3/2019

This paper was published in HANYANG Repository.

Having an issue?

Is data on this page outdated, violates copyrights or anything else? Report the problem now and we will take corresponding actions after reviewing your request.