Behaviour of Horizontal Connections in Precast Walls under Lateral Loading
Karthikeyan K1, Helen Santhi M2, Chidambaram C R3
1Karthikeyan K, School of Mechanical & Building Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
2Helen Santhi M, School of Mechanical & Building Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
3Chidambaram C R, School of Mechanical & Building Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
Manuscript received on 5 August 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 11 August 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 September 2019. | PP: 436-440 | Volume-8 Issue-3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: C4217098319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.C4217.098319
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Abstract: The design of connections is one of the most important considerations in the structural design of precast concrete structures. The purpose of the connection is to transfer loads, restrain movement and provide stability. Within one joint there may be several load transfers, each one must be designed for adequate strength and ductility and appropriately detailed. The proposed investigation aims to achieve efficient horizontal connections in precast walls with improved structural performance under various loads. HYSD reinforcement dowels are used as connectors. The arrangement of dowels is varied to achieve the efficient load transfer in the walls. The experimental investigation on three precast wall and one monolithic wall depicts that the precast wall exhibits high strength than the monolithic wall specimen and structural performance were found to be better than the monolithic wall specimen and also the efficient load transfer is achieved in the precast wall.
Index Terms: Connections, Strength, Precast Walls, Load Transfer
Scope of the Article: Behaviour of Structures