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Shear behavior of Polypropylene fiber reinforced ECC beams with reduction of shear reinforcements

Author(s): R. Zhang, K. Matsumoto, J. Niwa
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: 808-821
Total Pages: 14
Language : English

Abstract: The substantial strain and crack control capacity of ECC makes it an ideal material for earthquake-resistant structural members. In this study, the effects of reducing shear reinforcing ratio in polypropylene fiber reinforced cementitious composites (PP-ECC) beams were investigated. A normal RC control beam was prepared with providing amount of shear reinforcements. Further, five specimens using PP-ECC were fabricated with monotonic reducing shear reinforcing ratio from the level of RC control beam to zero. A RC beam without shear reinforcement with the same shear span was also prepared for comparison. Based on the experimental results obtained, it was found that PP-ECC beam with 71% reduction of shear reinforcements can still reach the shear carrying capacity of RC control beams.

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

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