Experimental Research on the Ductility of High Performance Concrete Beams


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Ductility is important in the design of reinforced concrete structures. In seismic design of reinforced concrete members, it is necessary to allow for relatively large ductility so that the seismic energy is absorbed to avoid shear failure or significant degradation of strength even after yielding of reinforcing steels in the concrete member occurs. This paper aims to present the basic data for the ductility evaluation of reinforced HPC (high performance concrete) beams. Accordingly, 10 flexural tests were conducted on full-scale structural concrete beam specimens having concrete compressive strength of 40, 60, and 70 MPa. The test results were then reviewed in terms of flexural capacity and ductility. The effect of concrete compressive strength, tension steel ratio, and shear span to beam depth ratio on ductility were investigated experimentally.



Edited by:

Xingang Zhou, Mingjin Chu, Jinming Liu, Shuying Qu and Haitao Fan




Y. W. Yun et al., "Experimental Research on the Ductility of High Performance Concrete Beams", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 166-169, pp. 1316-1320, 2012

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May 2012




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