Code provisions for confining steel in potential plastic hinge regions of columns in seismic design
Priestley, M. J. N.
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A summary is given of the provisions for both circular and rectangular confining steel in potential plastic hinge zones of columns, as specified in the seismic codes of various countries. In particular, a comparison is made between New Zealand and overseas recommendations. The background to the confining steel provisions recommended in the draft SANZ Concrete Design Code is outlined.