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The influence of aggregate fracture on the shear strength of reinforced concrete beams: An experimental and analytical research project

Sagaseta, J (2013) The influence of aggregate fracture on the shear strength of reinforced concrete beams: An experimental and analytical research project Structural Concrete, 14 (4). pp. 401-414.

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Abstract

High-performance concretes such as high-strength concrete (HSC) or lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC) are generally used to reduce member sizes and self-weight, and to optimize the construction of reinforced concrete structures. The bond between the aggregate particles and the cement paste can be strong enough in HSC and LWAC to cause the aggregate to fracture at cracks, which in turn reduces the shear stress that can be transferred across cracks by means of aggregate interlock. Relatively smooth cracks can also develop in self-compacting concrete due to the low coarse aggregate content. The contribution of aggregate interlock to the shear strength of RC beams is uncertain and depends on parameters such as the amount of shear reinforcement or the contribution of arching action for loads applied close to the support. Existing tests on slender RC beams without shear reinforcement have shown that shear strength is reduced by aggregate fracture. However, there is a lack of similar test data for members with stirrups and for members with varying shear span/effective depth ratios. This paper reviews the findings and contributions in this area from the experimental and analytical research of the author's PhD thesis, which was awarded the fib Achievement Award for Young Engineers in 2011. Copyright © 2013 Ernst & Sohn Verlag für Architektur und technische Wissenschaften GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin.

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Date : December 2013
Identification Number : https://doi.org/10.1002/suco.201200015
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:11
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 13:11
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/805896

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