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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 474728, 15 pages
Research Article

Strength of Footing with Punching Shear Preventers

1Advanced Building Research Division, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do 411-712, Republic of Korea
2New Transportation Research Center, Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI), Uiwang-si, Gyeonggi-do 437-757, Republic of Korea

Received 30 May 2014; Revised 23 July 2014; Accepted 21 August 2014; Published 21 October 2014

Academic Editor: Brian Uy

Copyright © 2014 Sang-Sup Lee 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.


The punching shear failure often governs the strength of the footing-to-column connection. The punching shear failure is an undesirable failure mode, since it results in a brittle failure of the footing. In this study, a new method to increase the strength and ductility of the footing was proposed by inserting the punching shear preventers (PSPs) into the footing. The validation and effectiveness of PSP were verified through a series of experimental studies. The nonlinear finite element analysis was then performed to demonstrate the failure mechanism of the footing with PSPs in depth and to investigate the key parameters that affect the behavior of the footing with PSPs. Finally, the design recommendations for the footing with PSPs were suggested.