A new data set for full-scale reinforced concrete columns under collapse-consistent loading protocols

Alireza Nojavan, Arturo E. Schultz, Curt Haselton, Sanput Simathathien, Xuejian Liu, Shih Ho Chao

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A series of eight full-scale reinforced concrete column tests was recently carried out at the NEES (Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) site at the University of Minnesota as part of a National Science Foundation (NSF) NEES research program. The tests were conducted to address the shortcomings in the available database of reinforced concrete (RC) columns tested with large drift ratios under monotonic and cyclic loading protocols. The specimens were designed based on ACI 318-11 and featured two different cross-sectional dimensions, both larger than nearly all of the columns tested previously. They were subjected to several large displacement loading protocols, including a monotonic and a cyclic biaxial loading protocol. Also, to investigate the effectiveness of novel materials, one specimen was constructed with ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHP-FRC). This paper presents a description of and potential uses for the data set that is made accessible via a digital object identifier (DOI) (data set DOIs: 10.4231/D33T9D65T, 10.4231/D3028PD2G, 10.4231/D3V97ZR8Z, 10.4231/D3QN5ZB62, 10.4231/ D3KW57J3S, 10.4231/D3G44HQ9B, 10.4231/D3BC3SX4Q, and 10.4231/ D36M3340C).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1211-1231
Number of pages21
JournalEarthquake Spectra
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2015

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