Experimental Study on Shear Capacity of Broad-Limb Special-Shaped Columns
The experimental study on shear capacity of 24 broad-limb special-shaped columns subjected to low cyclic loading were executed. The characteristic of hysteretic curve and skeleton curve were analyzed. The influences of the lateral bevel loads and the limb’s width-thickness ratio on the shear strength of the T-shaped and L-shaped broad-limb special-shaped columns were studied. The application of the shear formula in the current code for the broad-limb special-shaped columns was verified. It is shown that using the formula to calculate the shear strength of broad-limb special-shaped columns is safe from the results.
Guangfan Li, Yong Huang and Chaohe Chen
T. C. Wang and X. S. Chen, "Experimental Study on Shear Capacity of Broad-Limb Special-Shaped Columns", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 250-253, pp. 2412-2417, 2011