|Title||Drift capacity of lightly reinforced concrete columns|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Wibowo, A, Wilson, J, Lam, N, Gad, EF|
|Journal||Australian Journal of Structural Engineering|
This paper presents the findings of a research project investigating the lateral load drift behaviour of lightly reinforced concrete columns. Such columns of limited ductility are common in regions of low-moderate seismicity, and although their strength properties are well defined, the drift performance is less understood. The paper presents the results of an experimental study undertaken and the development of a theoretical model for predicting the lateral load-drift behaviour of lightly reinforced concrete columns together with a simplified bi-linear model for checking purposes. The test results are presented and clearly indicate the dramatic impact that the axial load ratio has on the drift performance of columns of limited ductility, particularly the significantly lower drift capacities that are available in compression dominated columns.