Experimental assessment of the ultimate performance and lateral drift behaviour of precast concrete building cores
SJ Menegon, JL Wilson, NTK Lam, EF Gad
Advances in Structural Engineering | SAGE Publications | Published : 2020
Precast concrete building cores are a widely used lateral load resisting system in low and mid-rise multi-storey buildings. However, despite their widespread use in countries like Australia or New Zealand, a very little research or experimental testing has been undertaken to assess their lateral drift behaviour. This article will present the findings and observations of a recent experimental testing programme into reinforced concrete precast building cores, which included three large-scale ‘box-shaped’ precast building core specimens. Adjacent panels in each specimen were connected together using welded stitch plate connections and then connected to foundation blocks on the top and bottom us..View full abstract
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) (Grant No. DP140103350, 2014).