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Specimen Types

column1 column2 column 3
Type A: RC Perimeter Frame Column Type B: RC Space Frame Column Type C: HPFRC Perimeter Frame Column

Loading Protocols

loading protocols

Table shows the loading protocol program for the different specimens being tested

Column Construction and Test Results

Test #1: RC Perimeter Frame with Monotonic Loading Protocol

Specimen 1 Construction and Test Setup 
rebar casting
transportaion test setup

load v displacement

The figure above shows the load v. displacement graph of the first specimen tested in monotonic loading

Test #2: RC Perimeter Frame with Symmetric Cyclic #1 Loading Protocol (ACI 374)

Specimen 2 Construction and Test Setup
base pour transporting

load v percent drift

Figure above shows the load v percent drift of specimen 2 under a symmetric cyclic loading protocol

Test #3: RC Perimeter Frame with a Cyclic then Monotonic Push Loading Protocol

load v displacement

Figure above shows the load v. displacement of specimen 3 under a cyclic then monotonic loading protocol