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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2018 (2018), Article ID 7029287, 14 pages
Research Article

Comparative Study of Seismic Behavior between Monolithic Precast Concrete Structure and Cast-in-Place Structure

1School of Civil Engineering, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, Shaanxi 710055, China
2School of Civil Engineering, Chang’an University, Shaanxi 710061, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Guo-liang Bai

Received 15 June 2017; Accepted 16 August 2017; Published 2 January 2018

Academic Editor: Stefano Sorace

Copyright © 2018 Chao-gang Qin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We doubt whether the monolithic precast concrete structure could be designed as the cast-in-place structure in high seismic intensity area. To solve the puzzle, the 1/5 scaled monolithic precast concrete structure model and cast-in-place structure model were designed and tested by shake table. Comparative analysis between them was made to better understand their seismic behavior. Based on the experimental results, the failure pattern and mechanism were different, which was concentrated damage in coupling beam and then extended to shear walls of CIPS, and the weak connections presented cracks between precast elements besides the damage coupling beam of MPCS. The natural frequency of MPCS possessed a typical feature for the weakness of connections, which was the initial one greater than that of CIPS and decreased fast after the first waves with PGA of 0.035 g. Acceleration amplifying factors presented variation trend under the different earthquake waves. The distribution of seismic response presented linearity along the height of models in plastic stage and turned into nonlinearity later for severe damage. In general, the MPCS and CIPS had similar seismic responses, except typical characteristics. And they were proven to have better seismic performance without collapse under the high-intensity earthquake waves.