Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Frame Columns with Different Volumetric Percentage of Stirrups
Based on the experiments of a reinforced concrete frame column, 5 new members with different volumetric percentage of stirrups which are applied with constant axial load and horizontal low-frequency cyclic load are analyzed with ABAQUS. This paper aims to study the relationship between volume-stirrup ratio and seismic behavior of reinforced concrete column. By analyzing skeleton curve and hysteretic curve of members, the results show that, if stirrups are reasonably arranged and the volume-stirrup ratio is larger enough, the good ductility, carrying capacity, energy dissipation capacity, and seismic behavior still be obtained with high axial compression ratio.
Xingang Zhou, Mingjin Chu, Jinming Liu, Shuying Qu and Haitao Fan
S. S. Zheng et al., "Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Frame Columns with Different Volumetric Percentage of Stirrups", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 166-169, pp. 2046-2049, 2012