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Title: Confinement of High-Strength Concrete
Author(s): M. Saatcioglu, P. Paultre and S.K. Ghosh
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 105-136
Keywords: Columns (supports); confinement; ductility; earthquake
-resistant structures; high-strength concrete; reinforced concrete; structural
Abstract:Synopsis: Recent research on confinement of high-strength concrete (HSC) is reviewed. The emphasis is placed on the effects of confinement parameters and related experimental research. A review of analytical models proposed for HSC is also presented. The results indicate that for similar strength and deformability, HSC requires higher confinement pressure than normal-strength concrete. The level of lateral pressure required can be provided by increasing the volumetric ratio and grade of continement reinforcement. The effkiency of pressure can be improved by reducing the spacing of lateral reinforcement in both the longitudinal and cross-sectional planes. When properly confined, HSC exhibits ductile stress-strain characteristics. The analytical models developed for normal-strength concrete cannot be used to describe stress-strain characteristics of HSC. A number of models have been proposed for HSC that produce good correlations with experimental data.
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