Precast Concrete Cladding Subsystems – Detailing for Regions of High Seismicity
To understand experimentally the effects of dynamic loading on precast concrete cladding façade systems, allowing a newly realistic assessment of the performance of the concrete cladding, its steel connections, and punch-out windows. A full-scale 5-story concrete frame building will be tested with seismic loading on the NEES@UCSD outdoor shake table. The building will be equipped with cladding details associated with current practice, as well as develop new innovative details designed to minimize damage. These unique full-scale tests will result in performance data of both existing and newly developed cladding subsystems, under realistic dynamic loading environments that the panel assemblies must endure in the field.
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PCI R&D Committee (Roger Becker, Mark Hildebrand, Ed Knowles)