Seismic column-to-footing connections using grouted splice sleeves

  title={Seismic column-to-footing connections using grouted splice sleeves},
  author={Mohammad Saeed Jabal Ameli and Dylan Neil Brown and Joel Edgar Parks and Chris P. Pantelides},
Mechanical couplers have been used in connections between prefabricated reinforced concrete elements. Grouted splice sleeves offer good construction tolerance and a bond related load transfer mechanism between the connecting members. The present study investigates the seismic performance of grouted splice sleeve connections with the connectors placed in the column or footing of bridge subassemblies, and intentional debonding of the footing dowel bars. Quasi static cyclic loads were used to test… CONTINUE READING