Pseudo Dynamic Testing of an RC Frame Retrofitted with Chevron Braces


ÖZÇELİK R., BİNİCİ B. , KURÇ Ö.

JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, vol.16, no.4, pp.515-539, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13632469.2011.653297
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-539

Abstract

Two-story three-bay reinforced concrete frames with and without chevron brace was tested using pseudo dynamic test method. The chevron braces were implemented to the interior span of the RC frame. Chevron-braced frame was observed to be effective to control inter-story drift demands. Based on the observed damage state and dynamic response of the test frames, performance states were discussed for different scales of Duzce ground motions. The test results were compared with the results of the nonlinear time history analysis. The analysis results were capable of estimating the base shear capacity and displacement demands with a reasonable accuracy.