Recent devastating earthquakes worldwide pointed out the importance of seismic detailing and their influence on the observed damage and subsequent repairability of reinforced concrete buildings. Several studies and post-earthquake observations remarked the role of beam-column joints (BCJs) on the global building response and the effectiveness of transverse reinforcement in increasing the joint shear strength and the ultimate deformation. Although number of experimental and theoretical studies focused on the seismic response of BCJs, their mechanical behaviour is still a discussed topic. This resulted in number of design approaches available in worldwide code or standards that lead to different quantity of joint stirrups. This study focuses on the response of BCJs of a 10-story prototype building designed according to Japanese standards and tested in 2015 on the E-Defense shaking table. First the damage assessment at global (building) and local (joint) level is performed at increasing intensities and considering the building in the base slip and base fixed configurations. A refined numerical model is then developed and validated against global and local experimental results. Then, the joint stirrups are re-designed according to different international standards (ACI, EC8, NZS) and different numerical models are developed. The numerical results are then compared in terms of interstorey drift demand and joint shear strain. Finally, a comparison in terms of expected damage varying the design approach of joint stirrups is proposed.

E-Defense 2015 ten-story building: beam–column joint assessment according to different code-based design

Del Vecchio, C.;
2023-01-01

Abstract

Recent devastating earthquakes worldwide pointed out the importance of seismic detailing and their influence on the observed damage and subsequent repairability of reinforced concrete buildings. Several studies and post-earthquake observations remarked the role of beam-column joints (BCJs) on the global building response and the effectiveness of transverse reinforcement in increasing the joint shear strength and the ultimate deformation. Although number of experimental and theoretical studies focused on the seismic response of BCJs, their mechanical behaviour is still a discussed topic. This resulted in number of design approaches available in worldwide code or standards that lead to different quantity of joint stirrups. This study focuses on the response of BCJs of a 10-story prototype building designed according to Japanese standards and tested in 2015 on the E-Defense shaking table. First the damage assessment at global (building) and local (joint) level is performed at increasing intensities and considering the building in the base slip and base fixed configurations. A refined numerical model is then developed and validated against global and local experimental results. Then, the joint stirrups are re-designed according to different international standards (ACI, EC8, NZS) and different numerical models are developed. The numerical results are then compared in terms of interstorey drift demand and joint shear strain. Finally, a comparison in terms of expected damage varying the design approach of joint stirrups is proposed.
2023
Beam-column joints
Reinforced concrete
Non-linear
Numerical modelling
Damage states
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