Journal article

Experimental and numerical investigation of an exterior reinforced concrete beam-column joint subjected to shock loading

A Rajeev, SS Parsi, SN Raman, T Ngo, A Shelke

International Journal of Impact Engineering | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

Beam-column joints are critical elements in a special moment resisting frames as they govern the structural behavior and failure mechanisms under extreme events such as earthquake, blast, and impact. This work was undertaken to investigate the dynamic response of a reinforced concrete (RC) external beam-column sub-assembly subjected to shockwave. To this effect, a well-instrumented shock tube setup was developed to investigate the dynamic response of the joint. The shock-induced transient displacement and acceleration were measured at discrete locations along the length of the beam, and the entire shock event was recorded using a high-speed video camera. The maximum displacements acquired th..

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Grants

Awarded by Defence Research and Development Organization, Government of India


Funding Acknowledgements

The financial support of the Defence Research and Development Organization, Government of India under Grant No. ARMREB/CDSW/2017/192 is greatly acknowledged. The authors are also grateful to Dr. Anugrah Singh (IIT Guwahati) for providing high-speed camera system.