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Computers and Concrete
  Volume 23, Number 3, March 2019 , pages 203-215

Introducing a precast moment resistant beam-to-column concrete connection comparable with in-situ one
Jamshid Esmaeili and Neyram Ahooghalandary

    Precast reinforced concrete structure (PRCS) consists of prefabricated members assembled at worksites and has more connections limitations in comparison with the equivalent in-situ reinforced concrete structure (IRCS). As a result of these limitations, PRCSs have less ductility in comparison with IRCSs. Recent studies indicate that the most noticeable failure in PRCSs have occurred in their connection zone. The objective of this study is introducing a type of precast beam-to-column connection (PBC) which in spite of being simple is of the same efficiency and performance as in-situ beam-to-column connection (IBC). To achieve this, the performance of proposed new PBC at exterior joint of a four story PRCS was analyzed by pseudo dynamic analysis and compared with that of IBC in equivalent IRCS. Results indicated that the proposed connection has even better performance in terms of strength, energy dissipation and stiffness, than that of IBC.
Key Words
    finite element analysis, precast connection, beam-to-column connection, precast structure
Jamshid Esmaeili and Neyram Ahooghalandary: Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, 29 Bahman Avenue, Iran

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