AN ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION OF CRACKING IN CONCENTRIC AND ECCENTRIC REINFORCED CONCRETE TENSION MEMBERS

The propagation, spacing and width of cracks in concentrically and eccentrically reinforced concrete tension members predicted by a non-linear fininte element analysis are compared with the results of an exhaustive experimental programe. The bond-slip curves adopted and the salient features of the programme are described. Long members are used to investigate primary cracks and short members of a length equal to the spacing of primary cracks are used to investigate secondary cracks. The increase in length and width of the cracks under increasing load, the effect of horizontal cracks on the propagation of vertical cracks and the effect of secondary cracks on the size and shape of primary cracks are shown. /Author/TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 53-70
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 65

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM