Experimental study on lateral behavior of post-tensioned precast beam-column joints

Jae Hyun Kim, Seung Ho Choi, Jin Ha Hwang, Hoseong Jeong, Sun Jin Han, Kang Su Kim

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In this study, experiments were carried out to evaluate the seismic performance of a hybrid prestressed precast concrete (HPPC) system devised to ensure the integrity of precast concrete (PC) beam-column joints by introducing the post-tensioning method. A total of four full-scale HPPC beam-column joints were fabricated, and the presence of a topping slab, a post-tensioned length, and a type of tendon were set as the main variables. The quasi-static cyclic loading tests were performed to analyze the load-story drift ratio response, failure mode, ductility, residual deformation, and energy dissipation capacity of each specimen. The seismic performance of the specimen was then quantitatively evaluated based on the acceptance criteria of the ACI 374 report. The shear strength estimation model for the HPPC beam-column joints was also proposed and the proposed model was verified in detail using the test results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-854
Number of pages14
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • Beam-column joints
  • Joint shear strength
  • Panel zone
  • Post-tensioning
  • Precast concrete


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