USE OF HELICES FOR ENHANCING THE PROPERTIES OF REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAMS

The paper reviews an experimental testing conducted to investigate the use of steel helices to encase a proportion of the high strength concrete in the compression zone of the beam to develop a greater load capacity and ductility. Two sets of experiments were carried out: the first comprised twelve reinforced concrete model beams; the second set comprised four larger scale prototype beams. In each set, one beam was constructed without helices to provide a benchmark for comparison of behavior. The results indicated that the helical reinforcement increased the load capacity of the beams and enhanced their ductility.

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    Inderscience Enterprises Limited

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  • Authors:
    • HADI, MNS
    • Schmidt, L C
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2003 12:00AM