Strain Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Members Subjected to Uniaxial Tension

Lars German Hagsten*, Annette Beedholm Rasmussen, Jakob Fisker

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    The aim of this paper is to set up a method to determine the strain capacity of tension bars of reinforced concrete (RC) subjected to pure tension. Due to the interaction between reinforcement and concrete and due to the presence of cracks, the stresses in both reinforcement and concrete are varying along the length of the tension bar. The strain capacity of the tension bar is seen as the average strain in the reinforcement at the load level corresponding to the ultimate stress capacity of the reinforcement at the cracks. The result of the approach is in overall good agreement when comparing with 24 tests.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProcedia Engineering
    Pages (from-to)338-346
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    EventModern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques - Vilnius, Lithuania
    Duration: 26 May 201627 May 2016


    ConferenceModern Building Materials, Structures and Techniques

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