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Author Li, Qinghua ♦ Xu, Shilang
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer Netherlands
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword RUHTCC ♦ Ductility ♦ Durability ♦ Crack width ♦ Load-bearing capacity ♦ Civil Engineering ♦ Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment ♦ Materials Science ♦ Structural Mechanics ♦ Theoretical and Applied Mechanics ♦ Building Materials
Abstract Aiming at design issues of strictly anti-cracking structures or aseismic design in crucial locations of structures when using ultra high toughness cementitious composite (UHTCC), investigations on flexural behavior of reinforced ultra high toughness cementitious composite (RUHTCC) members are carried out due to excellent crack dispersion and strain energy absorption abilities of UHTCC. According to elastic theory, a calculation model of strain-hardening composites flexural members including theoretical calculation of moment, deflection and curvature, as well as critical reinforcement ratio is proposed in detail. Then experiment on RUHTCC beams without web reinforcement is performed to verify theoretical equations. For RUHTCC beams, there is a good agreement between test results and theoretical calculation. The safe calculated ductility indices can be used to predict ductility of structures. Compared with reinforced concrete beams, UHTCC delays yielding of reinforcements and improves load bearing capacity and ductility of structures, then steel reinforcement is saved; low reinforcement ratio is propitious to exert advantages of UHTCC. Under service load conditions, crack width in RUHTCC beams is limited to 0.05 mm and can be considered without negative influence on durability. Durability of structures will be significantly improved by using UHTCC instead of concrete.
ISSN 13595997
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-11-20
Publisher Place Dordrecht
e-ISSN 18716873
Journal Materials and Structures
Volume Number 44
Issue Number 6
Page Count 27
Starting Page 1151
Ending Page 1177


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