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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Strength of Vertical Joints With Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete in Large Panel Structures
Author(s): H. M. S. Abdul-Wahab
Publication: Structural Journal
Appears on pages(s): 367-374
Keywords: concrete panels; joints (junctions); metal fibers; shear strength; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; fibers; Structural Research
Abstract:Describes an experimental investigation carried out to assess the effect of steel fiber reinforced concrete on the shear resistance of vertical joints between large reinforced concrete panels. Twelve full-sized specimens of plane, castellated, or grooved joints containing varying amounts of fibers were tested to failure under pure shear. Results obtained indicated a considerable improvement in the ultimate shear capacity of the joints due to the addition of fibers. The experimental results and predicted values are compared using a modified form of the shear-friction methods of the ACI Building Code and BS 8110, both with good agreement. A theoretical model is also proposed, which takes into account the combined effect of the dowel action of reinforcement and the shear resistance due to fibers, giving safe design values.
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