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Dynamic shear capacity of RC beams

Author(s): A. Somraj, K. Fujikake, B. Li
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions – Environment and Loading
Editor(s): Z.J. Li, W. Sun, C.W. Miao, K.Sakai, O.E. Gjřrv, N.Banthia
ISBN: 978-2-35158-124-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-134-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 34-44
Total Pages: 11
Language : English

Abstract: The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamic shear failure behavior of RC beams under rapid loading through an experimental study and also to set up a strut-and-tie model with loading rate effects to predict the dynamic shear resistance of RC beams. Thus, rapid loading test with 24 RC beams was performed, in which shear span-to-depth ratio, shear reinforcement ratio and loading rate were variable. The RC beams exhibited diagonal tension failure, shear compression failure and flexural failure depending mainly on the shear span-to-depth ratio and the shear reinforcement ratio. The influence of loading rate on the maximum resistance is more significant for the RC beams failed in shear than for those failed in flexure. The strut-and-tie model with loading rate effects was finally developed, in which the thickness of the compression strut was formulated to be increased with an increase in loading rate. The developed strut-and-tie model was good agreement with the experimental results.

Online publication : 2013
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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