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Crack analysis of reinforced concrete members based on predicted mean strain of reinforcement

Author(s): Gintaris Kaklauskas, Mattia Francesco Bado
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures Volume 2
Editor(s): Stéphanie Staquet and Dimitrios Aggelis
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2017
Pages: 721-726
Total Pages: 6
Language : English

Abstract: Crack analysis of reinforced concrete (RC) members has been carried out by way of empirical and semi-empirical methodologies. In the current study, the authors propose a simple and mechanically sound analytical approach to the problem. The philosophy is to establish the mean spacing between the primary cracks through the compatibility of the stress transfer and reinforcement mean strain. The governing parameters of crack spacing are obtained by equating mean strains of the tension reinforcement defined by these approaches. The technique is valid for general configurations of concrete members assuming that a single RC block of a length of the mean crack spacing represents the averaged deformation behaviour of the cracked member.

Online publication : 2017
Publication type : full_text
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