Shear Strength of Prestressed Concrete T-Beams with Steel Fibers Over Partial/Full Depth

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Title: Shear Strength of Prestressed Concrete T-Beams with Steel Fibers Over Partial/Full Depth

Author(s): Job Thomas and Ananth Ramaswamy

Publication: Structural Journal

Volume: 103

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 427-435

Keywords: fibers; prestress; shear; strength

Date: 5/1/2006

Abstract:
The test results of nine shear-critical partially prestressed concrete flanged beams with and without steel fibers are presented in this paper. T-beam specimens were cast with three grades of concrete: normal strength (35 MPa [5.07 ksi]), moderately high strength (65 MPa [9.42 ksi]), and high strength (85 MPa [12.32 ksi]). For each grade of concrete, three beams were cast: a control beam without fiber reinforcement, a beam with fiber reinforcement over the full depth of the cross section, and a beam with fiber reinforcement only in the web portion. Test results indicated that the provision of fiber reinforcement only in the web portion appreciably improved the shear-resisting capacity of the partially prestressed) beams. A model to predict the shear strength of prestressed and reinforced (nonprestressed) concrete beams has been proposed. The proposed model is expected to predict the test results of reinforced concrete beams having steel fibers over partial and full depth.