Precast buildings have been widely used owing to its outstanding features. As these buildings consist of a combination of various components, the mechanical properties of the connections play a critical role in the overall performance of the structure, particularly the vertical connections in shear wall members. A new connection called ring joint is proposed for precast buildings, and test pieces were designed to analyze the anchor performance. The damage phenomena and test data were observed and recorded. The displacement, force, and strain were analyzed, and the results indicated that the anchor length was a key factor and the connection was safe and reliable under reasonable design. Numerical analysis was conducted to explore the mechanical mechanism, and a bearing capacity model was proposed combining the bond and dowel effects simultaneously. Anchor length was determined based on reliability analysis under various conditions, and other suggestions were proposed. All these could guarantee the mechanical properties of the connection, as well as safety and reliability, and promote the popularization and application.
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