The Ultimate Shear Bearing Capacity of RC Beam Strengthened with SWR External Prestressing under Dead Load Level when Strengthening
The shear resistant with SWR (steel wire rope) external prestressing is a kind of new type of reinforcement technique. The advantages of the method are ideal reinforcement effect, durability, and convenient construction. So the method has been paid attention by more and more scientists and technical workers. Through the experiment of 1 basic beam and 3 strengthened beams which are in different dead load levels, the influence of damage degree of original beams and the dead load level of strengthened beams are analyzed. The reduction coefficient values of shear capacity under different dead load level are researched. The research is shown that: with the dead load level increasing, the improve degree of shear capacity of strengthened concrete beams is smaller. The mathematical model is established, which is about dead load level and reduction coefficient of shear capacity of strengthened concrete beams. The result is to take 0.75 as the reduction coefficient of shear capacity. The value is reasonable in calculating the shear bearing capacity of strengthened beams under dead load.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
T. L. Yu et al., "The Ultimate Shear Bearing Capacity of RC Beam Strengthened with SWR External Prestressing under Dead Load Level when Strengthening", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 2175-2179, 2012