Experimental Study on Flexural Bearing Capacity of Reinforced Ceramsite Concrete Beam
In order to investigate the flexural bearing capacity of reinforced ceramic concrete beams, static loading experiments were carried out. 10 ceramic reinforced concrete beams and 2 non-reinforced ceramic concrete with different steel ratios, cover thicknesses and bar diameters were fabricated. The gauges of concrete was arraged on the surfaces of section in mid-span and and steel gauges was arraged on the surfaces of steel bars. The loading device was consisted of a 200kN hydraulic jack, a distributive girder and reaction frame while the dial indicators was arraged in supports and mid-span. The strain of concrete and steel bar in different loading along with the crack,yield and utimate of load were recorded .It found that the stress-strain law, crack extension regularity , failure modes of specimens was similar to the ordinary concrete beams and the current procedures formulas about flexural bearing capacity is reliability. It also found that both ceramic aggregate and cement mortar were crushed for the perfectly bonding of the interface and the strength of aggregate was to be fully utilized.
Helen Zhang and David Jin
W. J. Yang et al., "Experimental Study on Flexural Bearing Capacity of Reinforced Ceramsite Concrete Beam", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 366, pp. 253-257, 2012