Experimental Study on Seismic Capacity of Steel Encased Concrete Composite Frames
The low-cycle repeated load tests were conducted for two composite frames, with reinforced concrete column and steel reinforced concrete column, respectively. The performance of the composite frames such as the failure modes, ductility, energy dissipation ability, deformation restored ability, and resistant capacity is analyzed. Experimental results show that good seismic performance can be obtained by appropriate constructional measure which can meet the seismic design requirements. Based on the analysis of test data, the reliability of the beam-to-column connections is validated, and the seismic performance of composite frames is found to be influenced mainly by vertical anti-lateral force component. Besides, the form of steel reinforced concrete column is recommended to improve the structural ductility.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
D. R. Du et al., "Experimental Study on Seismic Capacity of Steel Encased Concrete Composite Frames", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 505-510, 2012