THEORY FOR THE MOVEMENT OF CRACKS IN CONCRETE MEMBERS WITH PLAIN BAR REINFORCEMENT OR PLAIN WIRE TENDONS

An exposition is given of the theory of stress and strain distribution and slip of a bar embedded in concrete with a varying force applied to the free end. The resulting equations are used to develop a method of calculating the average strain and crack width in a reinforced concrete member under increasing and decreasing load. Examples of members in axial tension and flexure are worked and compared with experimental measurements. The application of the method to prestressed concrete is outlined and some suggestions are made for further research. /Author/

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    An Foras Forbartha

    St Martin's House, Waterloo Road
    Dublin 4,   Ireland 
  • Authors:
    • Bennett, E W
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00262307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM