Experimental Studies on Seismic Performance of Precast Steel Reinforced Concrete Frame and Connections
Modular and Offsite Construction (MOC) Summit Proceedings
A new type of precast steel reinforced concrete (PSRC) frame, which were composed of composite steel reinforced concrete (CSRC) beam, PSRC column and cast-in-situ (CIS) joint, were proposed in this paper. The assemble technique used in the ordinary steel structures were adopted in PSRC frames to improve the construction efficiency. The seismic performance of PSRC frame structures was investigated based on the test results of connections and frame. Firstly, full-scale internal connection
... s, including a CIS connection specimen RCJ-1 and a PSRC connection specimen PCJ-1, were tested under low reversed cyclic loading. Results revealed that both the specimens RCJ-1 and PCJ-1 exhibited similar performance in terms of loading capacity, stiffness degradation and energy dissipation. The ductility of specimen PCJ-1 was about 3.81, which was a little lower than the specimen RCJ-1. Then, a 1/3-scale PSRC frame structure specimen, namely PCF-1, was tested under low reversed cyclic loading. Results showed that the PSRC frame specimen PCF-1 was failed in mixed failure mechanism, which provide good energy dissipation capacity. The ductility coefficient of PCF-1 was about 3.45 indicating that the PCF-1 behaved in ductility manner. The results of this investigation could enrich the data available documenting the behavior of PSRC frame, and contribute to enlarge the application of PSRC frame structures in seismic zone.