Direct Shear Strength of RPC Member
AbstractIn this research paper, results are obtained from Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) push-off specimens - double L shape subjected to direct shear loading. Different parameters considered are compressive strength, percentages of steel fiber, presence of aggregate and shear reinforcement. The results show that increasing in steel fiber content starting from 0.0% and ending with 1.5% leads to increases in the shear strength by (261%) and attempt to decrease its brittleness. The presence of steel fiber content enhances and improves the tensile strength and the shear strength. Using RPC in constructing the specimens enhances the shear strength by 29.6% compared with NSC specimen.
Shear strength increased by 25% when the compressive strength increased from 75 to 90MPa. The presence of transverse steel rebar in the direction of shear line increased the shear strength by (108.3%) as compare with the specimen without shear rebar. The presence of small aggregate in RPC mix creates an increase in the shear strength by (9.1%).
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