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dc.contributor.authorWeerasinghe, HC
dc.contributor.authorMak, MWT
dc.contributor.authorLees, JM
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-25T23:30:30Z
dc.date.available2022-05-25T23:30:30Z
dc.identifier.isbn9782940643158
dc.identifier.issn2617-4820
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/337483
dc.description.abstractMany analytical tools for the prediction of the shear capacity of reinforced concrete beams do not explicitly predict the crack kinematics that reflect the actual cracking behaviour. As a result, most models require experimentally measured crack patterns and kinematics as input parameters. Hence the crack analysis is a post-assessment technique for shear failures exhibited in laboratory specimens. A significant challenge in the development of a priori critical shear crack analysis is that the critical shear crack shape is known to be unpredictable. There is thus an important need for approaches that reliably and accurately predict the shape of a critical shear crack in slender reinforced concrete beams. Experiments on shear-critical concrete beams without transverse reinforcement were undertaken to investigate the influence of the span to depth ratio and longitudinal reinforcement ratio on the crack shape at failure. Digital image correlation was used to map the dominant crack which was then modelled mathematically using curve fitting tools. The crack shapes were normalised with respect to the beam depth to compare the results for different span to depth ratios. It was found that the beams with longitudinal reinforcement ratios between 0.84% and 1.50% had similar critical crack shapes but the crack shape in the beam with 2.35% reinforcement differed. In the latter case, the dominant crack intersected with the longitudinal steel closer to the beam support leading to a shorter delamination crack and higher ultimate capacity. The initial findings of the study provide a basis for the development of crack-based predictive tools for the shear behaviour of slender reinforced concrete beams without transverse reinforcement.
dc.description.sponsorshipHRH The Prince of Wales Commonwealth Scholarship under Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
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dc.titleSHEAR BEHAVIOUR IN SLENDER REINFORCED CONCRETE BEAMS WITHOUT STIRRUPS
dc.typeConference Object
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Engineering
dc.date.updated2022-05-23T10:35:35Z
prism.publicationNamefib Symposium
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.84897
dcterms.dateAccepted2022-05-20
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.17863/CAM.84897
rioxxterms.versionAM
dc.contributor.orcidWeerasinghe, Hasini C. [0000-0001-9672-7236]
dc.contributor.orcidLees, Janet [0000-0002-8295-8321]
pubs.funder-project-idEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EP/L016095/1)
pubs.conference-namefib International Congress 2022 Oslo - Concrete Innovation for Sustainability
pubs.conference-start-date2022-06-12
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cam.depositDate2022-05-23
pubs.conference-finish-date2022-06-16
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pubs.licence-display-nameApollo Repository Deposit Licence Agreement
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2023-05-25


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