Non-Linear Analysis of Z-Shaped Section Reinforced Concrete Column
Making use of the numerical analysis method, the ductility of reinforced concrete column with Z-shaped cross-section was analyzed. Considering stirrup confinements’ influence upon concrete deformation, with using self-made programs, some elements imposing influence on column section ductility were analyzed, such as axial compressive ratio、loading angle、material strength and setting mode of reinforcing bars. The results indicates that the loading angle has great influence on section especially under smaller compressive ratio, while the strength changes of the concrete and reinforced bars has a little influence. Thus, without changing amount of steel, encrypted hooping will effectively improve the ductility of column section.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
T. C. Wang and X. Chen, "Non-Linear Analysis of Z-Shaped Section Reinforced Concrete Column", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 366, pp. 276-280, 2012