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Title:An experimental study of torsional response of reinforced concrete structures to earthquake excitation
Author(s):Dragovich, Jeffrey John
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Hawkins, Neil M.
Department / Program:Civil and Environmental Engineering
Discipline:Civil and Environmental Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Civil
Abstract:Earthquake simulation tests of eight reinforced concrete two degree-of-freedom systems were made to study the combined torsional-translational response of reinforced concrete. A specially designed specimen was used in which the material interactions could be uncoupled. Test variables included: mass distribution, strength, and the presence of material interaction.
The measured response indicated that material interaction did not have a major effect on the peak displacement response of materially coupled systems (sections with biaxial bending). Nonlinear response calculations using Takeda's hysteresis system without material interaction resulted in very good estimates of the measured response histories for both materially coupled and materially uncoupled specimens.
Issue Date:1996
Rights Information:Copyright 1996 Dragovich, Jeffrey John
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9702504
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9702504

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