SHEAR DUCTILITY OF REINFORCED LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE BEAMS OF NORMAL STRENGTH AND HIGH STRENGTH CONCRETE

An experimental investigation was conducted to study the ductility of shear-predominant (shear-critical) reinforced lightweight concrete beams of normal as well as high strength concrete. A total of 15 shear-critical reinforced concrete beams without and with shear (web) reinforcement were tested, in a 'stiff' testing facility, and complete load-mid span deflection curves including the post-peak portion were obtained. For the range of variables tested, the results indicate that for beams with or without shear reinforcement, the shear ductility index decreases with an increase in the concrete strength. (A)

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  • Authors:
    • Ahmad, S H
    • Xie, Y
    • Yu, T
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00711170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM