Life-Safety and Near-Collapse Capacity Models for Seismic Shear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Columns

@inproceedings{Sasani2007LifeSafetyAN,
  title={Life-Safety and Near-Collapse Capacity Models for Seismic Shear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Columns},
  author={Mehrdad Sasani},
  year={2007}
}
In seismic assessment of existing reinforced concrete (RC) structures, it is important to reliably predict potential column shear failure. Shear strength and deformation capacities can be used to evaluate this failure. This paper evaluates the reliability of three available strength models for estimating the shear strength of RC columns using existing experimental test results. Deformation capacity models are developed for life-safety and near-collapse performance levels. The models account for… CONTINUE READING