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Results of pseudodynamic test on a prototype of precast R.C. frame



Title: Results of pseudodynamic test on a prototype of precast R.C. frame
Author(s): F. Biondini, L. Ferrara, G. Toniolo, P. Negro
Paper category : conference
Book title: International Conference on Advances in Concrete and Structures
Editor(s): Ying-shu Yuan, Surendra P. Shah and Heng-lin Lü
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-41-1
e-ISBN: 2351580176
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2003
Pages: 1534 - 1548
Total Pages: 15
Nb references: 19
Language: English


Abstract: 
On July 2001 the research project "Seismic behaviour of reinforced concrete. industrial buildings" has been approved within the Ecoleader Programme, which is reserved to the European Consortium of Laboratories for Earthquake and Dynamic Experimental Research (JRC - Contract n° HPRI-CT-1999-00059). The programme provides for European funding of the testing activity, to be performed with the large scale facilities of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) at Ispra. The objective of the project is to provide specific experimental evidence about seismic behaviour of precast one-storey frames for industrial buildings as compared with cast-in-situ analogous structures. The expected results are of the utmost importance for the correct calibration of Eurocode 8 design rules. To this purpose two prototypes have been designed, both consisting of six columns connected by two lines of beams and an interposed slab. The beam-column connections are made with monolithic joints for the cast-in-situ arrangement and with hinged joints for the precast one. The pseudodynamic tests on the precast structure have been performed on the 5th and 6th September 2002. After a general framing of the problem and a detailed description of the prototype, the paper gives a first report of the test and the related results.


Online publication: 2003-08-10
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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