The first row of each force-displacement file contains the test name, and the second row contains the number of force-displacement pairs in the history. From the third row onwards, the force-displacement pairs are provided in adjacent columns. The first column contains the top-displacement values (in mm), and the second column contains the lateral-load values (in kN). Regardless of the actual test geometry, all force-displacement data are reported in terms of an equivalent cantilever column.

The following notation (abbreviations and units) applies to data downloaded in spreadsheet format and displayed for column properties.

f'c | Characteristic compressive strength of concrete (MPa) |

fyl | Yield stress of longitudinal reinforcement (MPa) |

fyt | Yield stress of transverse reinforcement (MPa) |

fsu long | Ultimate steel strength for longitudinal reinforcement(MPa) |

fsu trans | Ultimate steel strength for transverse reinforcement(MPa) |

B | Column Width (mm) |

H | Column Depth (mm) |

L | Length of equivalent cantilever (mm) |

Bar Dia | Diameter of transverse reinforcement (mm) |

Spacing | Spacing of transverse reinforcement (mm) |

Clear Cover | Distance between outer surface of column to outer edge of transverse reinforcement (mm) |

Total # Bars | Number of longitudinal reinforcing bars |

Diameter | Diameter of longitudinal reinforcement bars (mm) |

Gross Area | Gross sectional area of column (mm2) |

Vol. Trans | Volumetric transverse reinforcement ratio (reported) |

Reinf. Ratio | Longitudinal reinforcement ratio (calculated) |

Nv | Number of transverse shear bars in cross section |

Configuration | C : Cantilever
DC : Double Cantilever DE : Double Ended |

Type of Confinement (Code) | (1) I: Interlocking ties
(2) R: Rectangular ties (around perimeter) (3) RD: Rectangular and Diagonal ties (4) RI: Rectangular and Interlocking ties (5) RIJ: Rectangular and Interlocking ties, with J-hooks (6) RJ: Rectangular ties with J-hooks (7) RO: Rectangular and Octagonal ties (8) RU: Rectangular ties and U-bars (9) UJ: U-bars with J-hooks |

P-D Codes | 1 : Feff (=Mbase/L) Provided
2 : Shear Provided 3 : P Ram rotation decreases V 4 : P Ram rotation increases V -- : Not provided in report |

Failure Type | 1 : Flexure
2 : Shear 3 : Flexure-Shear |

f'c | Characteristic compressive strength of concrete (MPa) |

fy Long. Bars | Yield stress of longitudinal reinforcement (MPa) |

fy, Spiral | Yield stress of transverse reinforcement (MPa) |

fsu Long. Bars | Ultimate steel strength (MPa)(blank indicates that fsu was not reported) |

Diameter | Diameter of column (mm) (Note:In case of square and octagonal sections D refers to the largest circle that can be inscribed in the section) |

Length | Length of equivalent cantilever (mm) |

P | Axial load (kN) |

Diameter, Spiral | Diameter of spiral reinforcement (mm) |

Hoop Spacing, Sv | Spacing of transverse reinforcement (mm) |

Cover to Ctr. of Hoop Bar | Distance between outer surface of column and center of spiral reinforcement (mm). If there is no spiral, cover is taken as distance between outer surface and outside of longitudinal reinforcement. |

Longitudinal Bars | Number of longitudinal reinforcing bars |

Diameter Long. Bars | Diameter of longitudinal reinforcement bars (mm) |

rho Spiral | Volumetric transverse reinforcement ratio |

rho Long | Longitudinal reinforcement ratio |

Area Core | Sectional area (mm2) circumscribed by spiral/hoop reinforcement. Diameter taken as distance from center to center of spiral. |

Cross-Section | O : Octagonal
C : Circular S : Square |

Configuration | C : Cantilever
DC : Double Cantilever DE : Double Ended HH : Cantilever with Hammer Head CFB : Cantilever with Flexible Base |

P-D Codes | 1 : Feff (=Mbase/L) Provided
2 : Shear Provided 3 : P Ram rotation decreases V 4 : P Ram rotation increases V -- : Not provided in report |

Failure Type | 1 : Flexure
2 : Shear 3 : Flexure-Shear |

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