Experimental Study on Seismic Performance of Reactive Power Concrete Box Piers
Designing the reasonable cross-section and the structural conformation, three Reactive power concrete box piers samples were designed and studied under the constant axial force and reversed horizontal loads. The effect of the reversed horizontal load on the seismic performance of RPC box pier was studied. Such seismic performance as ductility, hysteresis curve, skeleton curve, etc. of RPC box piers is studied by pseudo-static test on three RPC box piers. The simulation results shows that RPC box piers exists excellent performance of resisting seismic force, the direction of horizontal load significant affect that performance, and the performance of resisting seismic force for the pier loaded by the force from main axial direction are better than that from other direction.
F. Wang et al., "Experimental Study on Seismic Performance of Reactive Power Concrete Box Piers", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 94-96, pp. 464-468, 2011