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Improvement in performance of reinforced concrete structures using shape memory alloys
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Paper Abstract

Shape memory alloys (SMA) are a unique class of materials which have ability to undergo large deformation and also regain its undeformed shape by removal of stress or by heating. This unique property could be effectively utilized to enhance the safety of a structure. This paper presents the pushover analysis performance of a Reinforced Concrete moment resistance frame with the traditional steel reinforcement replaced partially with Nickel-Titanium (Nitinol) SMA. The results are compared with the RC structure reinforced with conventional steel. Partial replacement of traditional steel reinforcement by SMA shows better performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9431, Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2015, 94312O (2 April 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084192
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Kamal M. Bajoria, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)
Shreya S. Kaduskar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9431:
Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems 2015
Wei-Hsin Liao, Editor(s)

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