Measured hysteresis relationships for small-scale beams

Daniel Paul Abrams

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Experimental results are presented of cyclic load tests performed on small scale beams. The specimens are replicas of coupling beams used in a ten story coupled wall model structure tested on the University of Illinois Earthquake Simulator. Test variables are the reinforcement and the loading pattern. Descriptions of the fabrication process~ test setup, instrumentation and test procedures are presented. Measured moment-rotation relationships and patterns of crack development are used to describe the response and modes of failure of each specimen. The observed response is compared with that obtained from an analytical model representing deformations due to curvature, shear' and slip of the reinforcement.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationUrbana
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Number of pages80
StatePublished - Nov 1976

Publication series

NameCivil Engineering Studies: Structural Research Series


  • Hysteresis
  • Reinforced concrete--Testing
  • Earthquake motions
  • Shear Deformation


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