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Performance of reinforced concrete columns under the vehicular impacts

Gurbuz, Tuba, Thambiratnam, David, Perera, Nimal, & Ilki, Alper (2010) Performance of reinforced concrete columns under the vehicular impacts. In The Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2010), Taylor & Francis, Cape Town. (In Press)

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Abstract

Frontal columns in buildings and columns in car parks are vulnerable to vehicular impacts. This paper treats the impact response of such concrete columns under vehicular loads and the use of polymer wrap to enhance their impact capacity. Comprehensive dynamic computer simulation techniques are used along with strain rate effects and hour glass control to evaluate the impact response. Results indicate the effectiveness of wraps in enhancing the impact capacity of these columns.

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ID Code: 32418
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: concrete column, dynamic analsis, impact, numerical simulation, retrofitting
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Structural Engineering (090506)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 31 May 2010 07:46
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:21

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