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Parametrical study of the behavior of exterior unreinforced concrete beam-column joints through numerical modeling
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  • Journal title : Computers and Concrete
  • Volume 18, Issue 2,  2016, pp.215-233
  • Publisher : Techno-Press
  • DOI : 10.12989/cac.2016.18.2.215
 Title & Authors
Parametrical study of the behavior of exterior unreinforced concrete beam-column joints through numerical modeling
Silva, Matheus F.A.; Haach, Vladimir G.;
Exterior beam-column joints are structural elements that ensure connection between beams and columns. The joint strength is generally assumed to be governed by the structural element of lowest load capacity (beam or column), however, the joint may be the weakest link. The joint shear behavior is still not well understood due to the influence of several variables, such as geometry of the connection, stress level in the column, concrete strength and longitudinal beam reinforcement. A parametrical study based only on experiments would be impracticable and not necessarily exposes the failure mechanisms. This paper reports on a set of numerical simulations conducted in DIANA software for the investigation of the shear strength of exterior joints. The geometry of the joints and stress level on the column are the variables evaluated. Results have led to empirical expressions that provide the shear strength of unreinforced exterior beam-column joints.
beam-column;shear;numerical analysis;parametrical analysis;reinforced concrete;
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