NEES Collaborative Research: Behavior of Spirally Reinforced Concrete Columns under Load Reversals
This project is part of a collaborative study of Soil-Foundation-Structure-Interaction (SFSI). To study the prototype structure, a series of four physical models were tested in the overall project. These models were tested using one of the following test types: centrifuge testing,field tests, shaking table tests, and laboratory tests. Large-scale individual columns and bridge bents have been built and tested at Purdue to evaluate strength degradation in flexure and shear under cyclic loads.
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Faculty Investigator: Dr. Julio Ramirez
Graduate Student: Akira Makido