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Study on Damage Evaluation Model for Reinforced Concrete Members

Study on Damage Evaluation Model for Reinforced Concrete Members 

EESK J Earthquake Eng Vol. 19 No. 2, 75-83, Mar, 2015

Authors: Cho, Byungmin ・ Maeda, Masaki ・ Kim, Taejin


The purpose of this study is to improve the previous damage evaluation model for RC members which is proposed by Igarashi[1] in 2010.The previous model was not confirmed by enough data of damage such as, residual crack length, width and area for exfoliation of concrete, etc. In addition, validation of the model is still insufficient. Therefore, experiment of a real-scale RC structure and experiment of RC columns using the high-strength concrete were conducted to gather the data of damage in RC members. The investigation has been conducted gathering the data not only additional experiments data but also existing data for modification of damage evaluation model. It has been investigated on changing damage in RC due to axial force ratio, shear reinforcement and shear span ratio. As a result, several problems were founded in the previous model, such as, hinge length(lp), spacing of flexural crack(Sav,f), total width of flexural cracks regulated by maximum width of flexural crack(nf) and total width of shear cracks regulated by maximum width of shear crack(ns). New model is proposed and evaluated the damage properly.

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