Journal article

Experimental testing of innovative panel-to-panel connections for precast concrete building cores

SJ Menegon, JL Wilson, NTK Lam, EF Gad

Engineering Structures | Elsevier Ltd | Published : 2020


This paper presents the experimental testing and results of a recent study into panel-to-panel connections for jointed precast concrete building cores. Panel-to-panel connections are typically used to transfer vertical shear forces between adjacent panels to allow the individual panels to act as one combined composite cross-section. The experimental program consisted of three specimens, each constructed using a different type of connection. The first specimen was the ‘baseline’ specimen and was constructed using ‘industry standard’ welded stitch plate (WSP) connections. The second and third specimen were constructing using two new prototype connections, which were developed by the authors an..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) [grant number DP140103350