Experimental Research on Seismic Behaviour of Low-Carbon Construction Materials RAC Frame Columns
A comparative study is conducted on the seismic behaviors of three recycled aggregate concrete (RAC) frame columns under low cyclic load. The recycled aggregate replacement rate is 0%, 50%, 100% respectively. The mechanical characteristics, failure mode, hysteresis loops, ductility and consumption characteristics of frame columns with different recycled aggregate replacement rate and same axial compression ratio are analyzed in this paper comparatively. The rule characteristics between ordinary concrete and recycled aggregate concrete frame columns are found. The result indicates that failure process of recycled aggregate concrete frame columns is similar to that of ordinary concrete. The seismic behaviors of recycled aggregate concrete frame columns, including the ductility etc., still meet the related requirements of earthquake-resistance designing. So it is concluded in this paper that the recycled aggregate concrete can be applied in concrete structures. Because of its properties are certain deficiencies, some tectonic measures must be enhanced.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
C. Liu et al., "Experimental Research on Seismic Behaviour of Low-Carbon Construction Materials RAC Frame Columns", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 1958-1961, 2011