Performance assessment of reinforced concrete bridge columns using a damage index

Published on Jul 1, 2007in Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering0.985
· DOI :10.1139/L07-003
Tae-Hoon Kim18
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Young Jin Kim35
Estimated H-index: 35
+ 1 AuthorsHyun Mock Shin9
Estimated H-index: 9
A procedure is presented for assessment of the performance of reinforced concrete bridge columns. Fourteen circular reinforced concrete bridge columns were tested under a constant axial load and a cyclically reversed horizontal load. A computer program, named RCAHEST (reinforced concrete analysis in higher evaluation system technology), was used to analyze these reinforced concrete structures. A damage index based on the predicted hysteretic behavior of a reinforced concrete bridge column was used. Damage indices aim to provide a means of quantifying numerically the performance level of reinforced concrete bridge columns under earthquake loading. The proposed numerical method for the performance assessment of reinforced concrete bridge columns was verified by comparison with the experimental results. Key words: assessment procedure, reinforced concrete bridge columns, damage index, hysteretic behavior, performance level.
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