Confinement of High-Strength Concrete


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Title: Confinement of High-Strength Concrete

Author(s): M. Saatcioglu, P. Paultre and S.K. Ghosh

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 176


Appears on pages(s): 105-136

Keywords: Columns (supports); confinement; ductility; earthquake -resistant structures; high-strength concrete; reinforced concrete; structural design

Date: 10/1/1998

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.