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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276822
Title:
Effective stiffness of rectangular concrete columns
Author:
Welp, Katherine Marie, 1958-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis is based upon a need to re-examine the assumptions and expand upon the results arrived at in recent studies on the flexural stiffness of reinforced concrete columns. A survey is presented of concrete column design over the last 200 years. Elastic and plastic behavior of concrete columns is discussed with respect to stiffness and Euler's buckling load. Some limitations and applications of buckling load are considered. Various current code approximations of stiffness are presented. Four possible methods for computing a more exact stiffness (EI) and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The formula EI = M/φ provides the best solution. The two dimensional program RECTCOL which is based on the P-M-φ relationships is developed and explained. Then RECTCOL is used to show how the column flexural stiffness varies with axial load, reinforcement ratio, yield strength of the reinforcing steel, concrete strength, cover, and column dimensions. A flow chart and source code are included by RECTCOL.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Columns, Concrete.; Reinforced concrete.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEffective stiffness of rectangular concrete columnsen_US
dc.creatorWelp, Katherine Marie, 1958-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWelp, Katherine Marie, 1958-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is based upon a need to re-examine the assumptions and expand upon the results arrived at in recent studies on the flexural stiffness of reinforced concrete columns. A survey is presented of concrete column design over the last 200 years. Elastic and plastic behavior of concrete columns is discussed with respect to stiffness and Euler's buckling load. Some limitations and applications of buckling load are considered. Various current code approximations of stiffness are presented. Four possible methods for computing a more exact stiffness (EI) and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. The formula EI = M/φ provides the best solution. The two dimensional program RECTCOL which is based on the P-M-φ relationships is developed and explained. Then RECTCOL is used to show how the column flexural stiffness varies with axial load, reinforcement ratio, yield strength of the reinforcing steel, concrete strength, cover, and column dimensions. A flow chart and source code are included by RECTCOL.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectColumns, Concrete.en_US
dc.subjectReinforced concrete.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1335069en_US
dc.identifier.oclc21493290en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b18413377en_US
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