April 27, 2016 2:00 pm
The high-amplitude tests will be conducted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 and will be webcast starting at 11 am Pacific.
Test of two-column pier model on shake table as part of the UNR ABC-UTC "Development and Seismic Evaluation of Pier Systems with Pocket Connections and Hollow PT/UHPC Column" research project. The key features of the bent are:
- The bent incorporates precast square column-cap beam pocket connections.
- The columns are detailed with two-way rebar hinges at the base, all cast as part of the precast columns.
- The hinges are connected to the footing using round pocket connections.
- Engineered cementitious composite (ECC) is used in the top plastic hinge zone of one column and UHPC is used in the other.
M. “Saiid” Saiidi, Ph.D., P.E.
ABC-UTC Co-Director and Professor
Ahmad M. Itani, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Chair
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Nevada, Reno