Ductility of Concrete


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Title: Ductility of Concrete

Author(s): H. E. H. Roy and Mete A. Sozen

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 12


Appears on pages(s): 213-235


Date: 1/1/1965

With discussion by P. R. Barnard, S. Stockl, Vitelmo Bertero and C. Felippa, and H. E. H. Roy and Mete A. Sozen. In the application of limit design to reinforced concrete structures, it is essential to know the rotation capacity of the connections. The rotation capacity seldom limits complete moment redistribution in moderately reinforced members subjected to transverse loads. However, it may prove to be a limitation for overreinforced members or members subjected to combined axial and transverse loads. Usually the rotation capacity of the section is governed by the ductility of the concrete which can be improved with the use of transverse reinforcement. This paper reports and discusses the effect of rectangular ties on the load-deformation characteristics of concrete.