Continuing Education

Recent Research on Embedded Column Base Connections [N25A]

Column base connections are often embedded in concrete due to the presence of a floor slab, or by design, to provide flexural strength. Despite their prevalence, the response of these connections is not well understood, and their design often relies on ad hoc assumptions about their behavior. This session will present research on embedded column base connections focusing on two recent experimental programs--one at Brigham Young University, and one at the University of California at Davis. Based on these tests, new strength models for the connections will be presented, along with guidelines for their simulation in structural analysis.
  • Date: 4/13/2016 - 4/15/2016
  • PDH Credits: 0


Paul Richards; Amit Kanvinde

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