CRACKING OF CONCRETE MEMBERS IN DIRECT TENSION

This report is concerned with cracking in reinforced concree caused primarily by direct tension rather than bending. Causes of direct tension cracking are reviewed, and equations for predicting crack spacing and crack width are presented. As cracking progresses with increasing load, axial stiffness decreases. Methods for estimating post-cracking axial stiffness are discussed. The report concludes with a review of methods for controlling cracking caused by direct tension.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute

    P.O. Box 19150, Redford Station, 22400 Seven Mile Road
    Detroit, MI  United States  48219
  • Publication Date: 1992

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00624800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACI 224.2R-92
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1993 12:00AM