Hysteretic Behavior and Restoring Force Model of Reinforced Glazed Hollow Bead Insulation Concrete (GIC) Columns

Yu Zhang, Gang Ma, Sizhe Du, Yuanzhen Liu, Zhu Li, Y. Frank Chen

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Based on the research of mix ratio and mechanical properties of glazed hollow bead thermal insulation concrete (GIC), the quasi-static tests of six GIC frame columns and one normal concrete (NC) frame column are carried out. The stress of frame columns under earthquake is simulated by applying a constant vertical load and cyclic horizontal load, and the hysteresis behavior, skeleton curve, ductility coefficient, stiffness degradation, and energy dissipation capacity of frame columns are studied. Contrast variables include axial compression ratio, stirrup reinforcement ratio and concrete material. The results show that the seismic performance of GIC frame columns is similar to that of ordinary concrete frame columns and frame columns. The stiffness degradation rate and ductility of GIC column are higher than that of NC column with the same parameter; higher axial compression ratio can increase the initial stiffness of GIC and reduce ductility; higher reinforcement ratio can increase ductility, but can limit plastic hinge development and reduce energy dissipation capacity of GIC column. The results can provide theoretical basis for elastic-plastic analysis of GIC column under earthquake action.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3049-3065
Number of pages17
JournalKSCE Journal of Civil Engineering
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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