Three 1/3-scale precast segmental bridge columns, manufactured with ultrahigh-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) incorporating river sand and coarse aggregate, were tested under cyclic loading. Energy dissipation (ED) bars, embedded in ultrahigh-performance concrete (UHPC) grout, maintained continuous across segment joints and unbonded at the bottom joint. Self-centering prestressing force was provided by unbonded posttensioning (PT) tendons. The research parameters included PT force level and the amount of ED bars. Test results showed that all the specimens exhibited no less than 8% drift capacities, which were remarked with the first fracture of ED bars. No obvious cracking and limited UHPFRC spalling were observed. Both PT force level and the amount of ED bars have notable effects on stiffness, lateral strength, and ductility. Increased PT force may improve ductility with the total axial loading ratio less than 0.08. All PT tendons were elastic and no yield or rupturing was found, but the stress loss was significant. The equivalent unbonded length can be evaluated with 0.007d b f y for ED bars embedded in UHPC grout. The rotation of the bottom joint dominated lateral deformation and the contribution of joint sliding can be neglected. The contribution λ ED of ED bars to lateral strength should be no more than 25% to maintain self-centering capacity.
Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering – Springer Journals
Published: Jun 5, 2018
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