Announcing a New Research Product for HSS Rebar Seismic Performance for Beams (Jan 4, 2018)

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce a new research product resulting from a project sponsored by the Charles Pankow Foundation.

RGA #04-14; Performance Characterization of Beams with High-Strength Reinforcement

  • The University of California, Berkeley
  • PI: Jack Moehle, Professor

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Seismic Performance Characterization of Beams with High-Strength Reinforcement

Duy V. To
Jack P. Moehle
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California, Berkeley

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This research project is a result of the ATC 115 Project, Development of a Roadmap on Use of High-Strength Reinforcement in Reinforced Concrete Design (RGA#05-13). This research project along with research projects at the University of Kansas (RGA#06-14) and UT-Austin related to columns (RGA#05-14) will determine, through rigorous laboratory testing, the required tensile and performance properties for high strength steel reinforcing bar.

The Charles Pankow Foundation wishes to acknowledge the contributions to this research project from the American Concrete Institute Foundation (ACIF) and the staff and members of the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) and the CRSI Foundation. In-kind material support was provided by CMC Commercial Metals Corporation, Nucor Corporation Seattle, and MMFX Technologies Corporation. Clark Construction Group and The Conco Companies constructed the test specimens as an in-kind contribution.

Grateful acknowledgment is made to the Advisory Panel; Dominic Kelly (Simpson Gumpertz & Heger), Andy Taylor (KPFF), Loring Wyllie (Degenkolb Engineers), and Ron Klemencic (Magnusson Klemencic Associates).

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