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Mohammad Rashidi & Hana Takhtfiroozeh (2016). Determination of Bond Capacity in Reinforced Concrete Beam and Its Influence on the Flexural Strength. Mechanics, Materials Science & Engineering Vol.6, pp. 135-144, doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18300.95361
Authors: Mohammad Rashidi, Hana Takhtfiroozeh
ABSTRACT. This paper presents results of an experimental investigation of actual performance of the reinforced concrete beam in bond under flexure, when reinforced with tension steel is going to consider. In this experiment four specimens of beam and a bar in the middle of the width of the beam has been used and 2.5 cm of concrete cover has been considered from the center of the bar. In addition, transverse bars have been used to reassure lack of shear yield at the two ends of the beam. Flexural bar has been put in the middle of the beam symmetrically and the length of the flexural bar in each of the samples shall be: 15, 20, 30 and 40 cm. Three cylindrical samples were made in order to determine f’c and were examined at 28 days and the compressive strength of concrete used in this study was about 35 MPa. The beam samples were examined after 28 days via two-point loading system. Based on the results, increasing the length of bar causes increase of flexural strength. The presence of longitudinal rebar resulted in the ultimate momentum to be more than the crack momentum of the cross-section in parts which have broken at the point of longitudinal bar cut.
Keywords: flexural strength, bond capacity, tensile bars, reinforced concrete beam, compressive strength
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