Concrete Members Under Cyclic Loading

Part of the Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 8)

This chapter presents the mechanical behaviour: of the constituent materials of concrete members, namely concrete and reinforcing steel, as well as of their interaction; and of concrete members typical of buildings, under cyclic loading of the type induced by strong earthquake shaking. This behaviour determines how concrete and reinforcing steel are used in concrete elements (notably, the shape and dimensions of concrete members and the shape, amount and layout of their reinforcement), for satisfactory seismic performance of the members and the structural system as a whole.


Plastic Hinge Bond Stress Transverse Reinforcement Shear Span Moment Resistance 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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