Experimental Investigation of Seismic Shear Transfer Across Cracks in Concrete Nuclear Containment Vessels

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Title: Experimental Investigation of Seismic Shear Transfer Across Cracks in Concrete Nuclear Containment Vessels

Author(s): J. P. Laible, R.N. White, and P. Gergely

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 53

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 203-226

Keywords: aggregate interlock; cracking (fracturing); crack width and spacing; cyclic loads; earthquake resistant structures; earthquakes; loads (forces); load transfer; nuclear reactor containment; nuclear reactors; reinforced concrete; shear properties; shear str

Date: 1/1/1977

Abstract:
Shear transfer (across open cracks in reinforced concrete) by the mechanism of interface shear transfer on the rough concrete surfaces is investigated experimentally.