A STUDY OF CRACKING IN RIENFORCED CONCRETE MEMBERS SUBJECTED TO PURE TENSION

This report describes a series of tests carried out principally to check the validity of the theory of flexural cracking proposed in an earlier report which dealt with cracking in slabs. The test specimens used in the present series were axially reinforced prisms subjected to pure tension, since such members form a limiting case in the application of the theory and are also well suited to investigation of the effects of certain parameters in the formulae devised in the earlier report. The results of the tests confirm the predictions of the theory and also led to some minor modifications of the formulae for predicting crack widths. Information was also obtained on the comparative behaviour of members reinforced with plain and deformed bars. The modified formulae have been used to predict the cracking behaviour of a large number of test members. Comparison of the calculated results with experimental results was very satisfactory. /A/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    52 Grosvenor Gardens
    London SW1W 0AQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Beeby, A W
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260711
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 42.468 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM