Design of High Strength High-Performance Concrete Members


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Title: Design of High Strength High-Performance Concrete Members

Author(s): Vijaya Rangan

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 171


Appears on pages(s): 157-172

Keywords: Beams (supports); bonding; columns (supports); deflection; high-performance concrete (HPC); high-strength concrete (HSC); shear; splicing; structural design; walls.

Date: 8/1/1997

High Strength High Performance Concrete (HSC/HPC) has been used in a number of projects in several countries. Research on HSC/HPC is currently in progress in a number of centres. The author and his research team at Curtin University have conducted research on the behaviour and the strength of HSC/HPC structural members. The research comprised experimental and analytical studies on columns under eccentric compression, structural walls subjected to horizontal and vertical loads, bond strength and bar splice lengths, shear strength of beams, concrete filled steel tubular composite columns, and long-term deflection of flexural members. The test specimens were made using the HSC/HPC supplied by a commercial readymix plant in Perth, Western Australia. The research was funded by Australian Research Council Large Grants and by the industry. This paper presents a summary of the results obtained from the research and recommendations for design. .