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Experimental study on Shear capacity of cementitious composite RPC Beams using high strength steel

Cao, X., Deng, X., Jin, L-Z. , Fu, F. ORCID: 0000-0002-9176-8159 & Qian, K. (2019). Experimental study on Shear capacity of cementitious composite RPC Beams using high strength steel. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings, 174(4), pp. 276-291. doi: 10.1680/jstbu.19.00051


Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) is a special concrete where the microstructure is optimized by precise gradation of all particles in the mix to yield maximum density. Therefore, Reactive Powder Concrete exhibits ultra-high strength and durability. The high strength reinforcement (HSR) has high strength and good plastic deformation properties. The combination of RPC and high strength reinforcement can fully exploit their respective advantages. At present, there is little research on shear capacity of HSR reinforced RPC concrete beams, neither are design guidelines for this type of structure. Therefore, it is imperative to make detailed investigations on the shear capacity of this type of concrete. In this paper, thirty-two full scale shear tests of high strength steel reinforced RPC beams were carried out. The parameters affecting the shear capacity of this type of structures were studied, the major failure modes of this type structure due to shear are identified.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Beams & girders, Buildings, structures & design, Concrete structures, Reactive Powder Concrete, high strength Reinforcement shear ductility, shear span to depth ratio, reinforcement ratio
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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