Structural behaviour of UHPFRC cellular beams

Author(s): L. Moreillon, J. Nseir, J. Tomás, R. Suter
Paper category: Symposium
Book title: RILEM-fib-AFGC International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): F. Toutlemonde, J. Resplendino
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-130-8
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-131-5
Publisher: RILEM Publications S.A.R.L
Pages: 549 – 556
Total Pages: 8
Language: English

Beams with circular or polygonal openings have been used for decades in steel construction. Lately, these beams, also called cellular beams, are increasingly required to allow the passage of technical pipes (heating, cooling, electrical, etc.) and thus to limit the floor thickness. In concrete construction, conducting web openings in the structural elements requires complicated passive reinforcement arrangements which are often difficult to implement. In order to compete with cellular steel beams with spans going from 12 to 30 m, the high mechanical properties of UHPFRC may be the solution to replace, partially or totally, the shear and cracking reinforcement. This paper presents the first results of an experimental study on five prestressed UHPFRC beams with circular openings tested at the University of Applied Sciences, Fribourg.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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