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Load history-based model for prestressed concrete beam damage evaluation

Yuan Jianli (袁建力), Wang Yi (王仪) and Qian Zhonghui (钱仲慧)

College of Architecture Science and Engineering, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China

Abstract: The residual capability of a damaged structure to resist further load is essential in optimal seismic design and post-earthquake strengthening. An experimental study on the hysteretic characteristics of prestressed concrete frame beams under different loading histories was performed to explore the influence of load history on energy dissipation and failure characteristics of the member. Based on the test results, the failure of the beam is defined, and the relationship between the failure moment under cyclic load and from the skeleton curve is formulated. Finally, based on displacement and energy dissipation, a model for prestressed concrete beam damage-failure evaluation is developed. In this model, the effect of deformation level, cumulative dissipated energy, and loading history on prestressed concrete beam damage–failure is incorporated, thus it is applicable to stochastic earthquake forces.

Keywords: prestressed concrete; earthquake force; load history; energy dissipation; damage–failure evaluation


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