TESTS TO DETERMINE THE FLEXURAL BEHAVIOR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BLOCKWOOD

Tests on six reinforced blockwork beams are reported. A moment/curvature analysis is presented which by applying methods appropriate to reinforced concrete of the same strength as the blocks, successfully predicts behavior. It is shown that American design methods are more realistic for this material than British practice. Tests reveal that analysis of low strength reinforced blockwork by the method given in CP 111: 1964 (british) is uneconomic. Revised design data are suggested for blocks of the same strength as those used in the tests. Current research supports these new proposals.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Parkinson, J D
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 5 1974 12:00AM