Enhancing performance of slab-column connections

Joo Ha Lee, Young Soo Yoon, Seung Hoon Lee, William D. Cook, Denis Mitchell

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The influence of concentrated reinforcement in the immediate column region, the use of high-strength concrete slabs, as well as using puddled fiber-reinforced high-strength concrete in the slab in a region close to the column were investigated. The slab concrete strengths of the specimens were 30, 35, 40, 55, 65, and 90 MPa. The performance of the slab-column specimens tested was investigated, including the punching shear capacity, cracking on the top of the slabs around the columns, and the stiffness of the slab-column connections. Predictions using different code equations are compared to the experimental results obtained from the slab-column connections tested in this study and those tested in other studies. The beneficial effects of using concentrated flexural reinforcement, high-strength concrete and puddled fiber-reinforced high-strength concrete are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-457
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • Columns
  • Concrete slabs
  • Connections
  • Punching
  • Shear strength
  • Steel fibers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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