Behavior and design of reinforced concrete beam-column connections with wide beams

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Abstract

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Recommendations for Design of Beam-Column Joints in Monolithic Reinforced Concrete Structures (ACI 352R-91) currently recommends that wide beam construction not be used in structures to inelastically dissipate energy from earthquake ground motions, because of concerns about wide beam flexural reinforcement anchored in transverse beams, as well as concerns about the stiffness and energy dissipation of wide beam frames. In the last ten years, much research has been conducted on wide beam construction, and as a result, changes are being introduced for the treatment of wide beam construction in the new revised ACI 352 recommendations. This paper summarizes the research results to date and presents the revised ACI 352 recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures - A Structural Engineering Odyssey, Structures 2001 - Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
Event2001 Structures Congress and Exposition, Structures 2001 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: May 21 2001May 23 2001

Publication series

NameStructures - A Structural Engineering Odyssey, Structures 2001 - Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition
Volume109

Other

Other2001 Structures Congress and Exposition, Structures 2001
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period5/21/015/23/01

Keywords

  • Beams
  • Columns
  • Concrete, reinforced
  • Connections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction

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    LaFave, J. M. (2004). Behavior and design of reinforced concrete beam-column connections with wide beams. In Structures - A Structural Engineering Odyssey, Structures 2001 - Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition (Structures - A Structural Engineering Odyssey, Structures 2001 - Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress and Exposition; Vol. 109). https://doi.org/10.1061/40558(2001)71