Structural Behavior of Reinforced Rubbercrete Beams in Shear
Rubbercrete is a concrete containing crumb rubber as partial replacement to fine aggregate. Advantages of rubbercrete have been reported by many researchers. In contrast to normal concrete, rubbercrete is a more ductile which can be used in areas prone to earthquake. In this paper seven reinforced rubbercrete beams without shear reinforcement are fabricated and tested up to failure. Three parameters are considered: beam width, effective depth and a/d. The experimental results are then compared with available shear quations. Available shear quations have produced conservative shear stress prediction for the reinforced rubbercrete beams.
Prof. Dong Keon Kim, Jong Wan Hu, Jong Won Jung and Jun Won Seo
B. S. Mohammed and R. C. H. Loong, "Structural Behavior of Reinforced Rubbercrete Beams in Shear", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 752-753, pp. 513-517, 2015