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dc.contributor.advisor Durrani, Ahmad J.
dc.creatorDiaz, Alfonso J.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:03:16Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:03:16Z
dc.date.issued 1991
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13523
dc.description.abstract Three interior and three exterior fiber reinforced slab-column connections were subjected to gravity loads and then tested under lateral load simulating earthquake forces. Test results were compared to previous tests on non-fiber slab-column connections. Addition of steel fiber to the concrete matrix greatly increased the ductility and the energy dissipation capacity of all specimens. Fiber reinforcement also enhanced the shear capacity of interior connections. The failure mode switched from punching shear in interior connections with small amount or no fiber reinforcement to flexure failure in interior connections with higher fiber reinforcement ratios. Fiber reinforcement apparently did not improve the shear strength of exterior connections. The optimum amount of steel fiber found through the tests was between 50 and 100 pounds of fiber per cubic yard of concrete.
dc.format.extent 150 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCivil engineering
dc.title Seismic resistance of fiber-reinforced slab-column connections
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Civil and Environmental Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Diaz, Alfonso J.. "Seismic resistance of fiber-reinforced slab-column connections." (1991) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13523.


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