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Title: Horizontal Shear Behaviors of Normal Weight and Lightweight Concrete Composite T-Beams

Author(s): Zhuangcheng Fang/ Haibo Jiang/ Airong Liu/ Jiahui Feng/ Yuanhang Chen

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 12


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Keywords: horizontal shear behaviors, composite T-beam, lightweight concrete, normal weight concrete, interface


Date: 8/2/2018

This paper presents the results of recent research on the interface shear behavior of normal weight and lightweight concrete composite T-beams. In the experimental program 12 beams and necessary control cylinders were tested to provide experimental cases with the variables of interface preparation, clamping stress and lightweight slab concrete strength. Compared with 7 equations developed previously, it has been found that those formulas, especially the ones from current AASHTO and ACI design codes, give a conservative theoretical prediction of horizontal shear capacity of composite T-beams. Based on the experimental results, a more accurate equation was developed to predict the interface shear transfer strength of composite concrete T-beam. By comparing the experimental results of previous beam tests and shear-friction push-off tests for different types of concrete with both rough and smooth interface published in literature, it has been found that the proposed formula is reliable in predicting the horizontal shear strength of concrete composite T-beams.