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An Experimental Study on the Shear Strength of High-performance Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams without Stirrups

Sinan Abdulhkaleq Yaseen

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2016, Volume 34, Issue 11, Pages 2123-2139

High-performance fiber-reinforced concrete is a new class of concrete that has been developed in recent decades. It exhibits enhanced properties such as high compressive strength and improved tensile strength. Three types of concrete with different compressive strengths, namely, normal-strength concrete, high-strength concrete, and high-performance concrete, were used in this study. The experimental program included casting and testing sixteen reinforced concrete deep beams without stirrups to study the shear strength and behavior of these beams under two-point loading. The variables considered were the compressive strength of concrete (f′c ) (40–120 MPa), shear span-to-depth ratio (1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, and 3), and the ratio of the amount of flexural steel bar ratio (1.35%, 2.40%, 3.76%, and 6.108%). Experimental results showed that increasing concrete compressive strength and flexural steel bar ratio increased ultimate shear capacity. By contrast, increasing shear span-to-depth ratio and span-to-depth ratio reduced ultimate shear capacity. Based on the test results of this investigation (16 beams) and those of available literature (233 deep beams), an equation that considered the parameters affecting shear stress (f′c, l/d, a/d, andw) was proposed using SPSS software. The proposed equation was compared with predictions made by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the works of other researchers, including that of Zsutty and Aziz. The ACI predictions were conservative and the proposed equation had a lower coefficient of variation.

Bond Strength-Splice Length in Concrete Beams Confined by Transverse Reinforcement

Sameh Badry Tobeia Shuker

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2010, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 322-339

This work aim to study the effect of transverse reinforcement , area of splice
bar, concrete cover thickness , rib area and the increasing in concrete strength (highstrength
concrete) on bond strength between concrete and reinforcing spliced bars .
Therefore, a new simple equation is derived for beams with spliced bars and
confined by transverse reinforcement to calculate bond strength and reflects the
effects of these factors .Where many of existing codes and provisions used to
calculate the spliced strength do not include or reflect the influencing of these factors
in bond strength estimation . Based on experimental results from previous works ,
(116) confined beams with spliced bars are investigated in this study , where
concrete compressive strength ( c f ¢
) ranging from 25 MPa to 113.793 MPa ,amount
of transverse reinforcement vary in a wide range and , conventional and high
relative rib area of deformed bars are present in these beams . The proposed method
exceed the limitation of ( f MPa c ¢ £ 69 ) that given by ACI code .Where the
proposed method is examined and applicable for concrete compressive strength up
to 113 MPa . Also, in this work the second root of c f ¢
is examined , as concrete
strength increased with high-strength concrete , to reach a suitable value for both
normal and high- strength concrete and to be more appropriate with the heavy
present of transverse reinforcement . Power of (0.35) is adopted and used in this
work instead of the second root of c f ¢