Strength Degradation and Energy Dissipation of Stainless Steel Reinforced Concrete Columns
Three specimens with ribbed stainless steel rebar and one specimen with ribbed ordinary steel rebar are tested concerning the strength degradation and energy dissipation of stainless steel reinforced concrete columns. The tests results indicate that the damage of the specimens exhibit ductile failure characteristics, and the reinforced concrete columns with stainless steel rebar damage to a lesser extent, appear good ductility and energy dissipation. The strength degradation of stainless steel reinforced column with high axial compression ratio is quite obvious, and with the increasing of the stirrup ratio of column with stainless steel rebar, the strength of column is enhanced.
G. X. Zhang et al., "Strength Degradation and Energy Dissipation of Stainless Steel Reinforced Concrete Columns", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 90-93, pp. 1614-1617, 2011