Project

Large-Scale Testing of Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beams with Embedded Structural Steel Sections

Research purpose

Through nearly full-scale testing of reinforced concrete coupling beams with embedded structural steel sections, assess the behavior, modeling, and detailing required for structural steel reinforced coupling beams subjected to reversed cyclic loading. Extrapolation of prior tests on relatively small sections to such large sections has yielded questionable results. In the proposed test program, large scale tests will be conducted on realistic scale specimens to address this gap. Test results will be synthesized and presented to ACI and ASCE Committees as a proposed code change for incorporation into the next cycle of the IBC and material codes.

Grantee
UCLA
Project Area
Structural Engineering
CPF research grant #
02-08
Award amount
$150,000
Grant period
Aug 2008 - Jul 2010
Grant Status
Complete
Principal Investigator
Professor John Wallace
Industry champions

Ron Klemencic

Downloads

Design Recommendations For Steel-Reinforced Concrete (Src) Coupling Beams (02-08)
Christopher J. Motter and John W. Wallace – UCLA; David C. Fields, John D. Hooper, and Ron Klemencic – Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Inc.

Large-Scale Testing Of Steel-Reinforced Concrete (Src) Coupling Beams Embedded Into Reinforced Concrete Structural Walls (02-08)

Christopher J. Motter and John W. Wallace – UCLA; David C. Fields, John D. Hooper, and Ron Klemencic – Magnusson Klemencic Associates, Inc.