Selection, production, and testing of scaled reinforced concrete models and their components

Debra F. Laefer, Aykut Erkal

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Abstract

This paper presents considerations and procedures for the selection, production, and testing of small-scale, reinforced concrete frames to maintain geometric and kinematic similitude. To verify the proposed solutions, 1/10th scaled models were subjected to adjacent excavation-induced settlements in 1-gravity, soil-structure experiments. Material scaling strategies were verified by comparing the resultant surface soil settlements with published studies and by comparing the model building response with numerical simulation, as well as the extent of the damage with previously established thresholds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)398-409
Number of pages12
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume126
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2016

Keywords

  • Kinematic scaling
  • Material scaling
  • Modelling
  • Reinforced concrete model
  • Similitude

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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