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Title:Sustained load strength of eccentrically loaded short reinforced concrete columns
Author(s):Viest, I.M.; Elstner, R.C.; Hognestad, E.
Subject(s):Concrete
Cement Engineering
Load Strength
Abstract:An experimental investigation is presented, the principal object of which was to determine which portion of the ultimate strength under fast (short-time) loading an eccentrically loaded reinforced concrete column can sustain indefinitely. Forty-five column tests are reported; 13 tests were made with fast loading, 12 with slow loading, and 19 with sustained loading. In addition to the type of loading, concrete strength and eccentricity of load were the major variables studied. The test findings indicate that the ultimate strength under sustained loading is only about 10 percent below that for fast loading. It seems satisfactory, therefore, to base safety in ultimate strength design on the ultimate strength equations for fast static loading, which equations are substantiated by numerous previous tests.
Issue Date:1955-04
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 506
1975-8583
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/112244
ISSN:0073-5264
Sponsor:Reinforced Concrete Research Council 55/04
Rights Information:Copyright 1955 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04


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