Bond behavior of plain round bars in concrete under complex lateral pressures

The bond behavior of reinforcing bars is highly dependent on confinement conditions and is of great importance in the design and analysis of concrete structures. This paper presents an experimental investigation into the bond behavior of plain round bars subjected to uniaxial and biaxial lateral pressures with different pressure ratios. The bond parameters are analyzed with respect to the average lateral pressure. The results show that the residual and ultimate bond strengths increase with the increase of the average lateral pressure, but their ratio stays invariable. The slip at the ultimate bond stress first reduces remarkably, and then increases gradually with an increase in lateral pressure. Compared with lateral pressure, the bar size and the strength of concrete have little influence on the bond strength ratio. Finally, a constitutive model of bond stress-slip with the lateral pressure effect is presented and shown to correlate well with the experimental data for different pressure ratios and levels.


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  • Accession Number: 01522922
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2014 12:05AM