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Summary of Cyclic Lateral Load Tests on Rectangular Reinforced Concrete Columns.


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Taylor, A. W.; Kuo, C.; Wellenius, K.; Chung, D. M.

NISTIR 5984; 101 p. January 1997.

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Keywords:

concrete columns; reinforced concretes; cyclic lateral loads; digital data base; earthquakes; earthquake engineering; experiments; inelastic behavior; rectangular reinforcement; reinforced concrete column

Abstract:

Data are summarized from 107 laboratory tests on reinforced concrete columns with rectangular cross sections. In these tests the axial load on the column was held nearly constant while cyclic lateral loads were applied to cause column deformations in the inelastic range. The data in this report were obtained from test programs in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan. Synoposes of each test program are presented and the geometric and material properties of each column test specimen are summarized. Plots of lateral load vs. lateral deflection are also shown for each specimen. The lateral load-lateral deflection histories for all specimens are presented in digital format on a computer disk. Much of this data has only been available in analog format, and is presented for the first time in digital format in this report.