Strength and Stiffness of Lightweight Concrete Corners


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Title: Strength and Stiffness of Lightweight Concrete Corners

Author(s): Brian Mayfield, Fung-Kew Kong, and Alan Bennison

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 69

Issue: 7

Appears on pages(s): 420-427

Keywords: Connections, corner joints, cracking (fracturing), ductility, flexural strength, fly ash, lightweight concrete aggregate, reinforced concrete, reinforcing steels, research, stiffness

Date: 7/1/1972

Tests of 54 reinforced concrete lightweight corners subjected to loads opening the corner. Effects of 28 types of reinforcement details on ultimate flexural strength, stiffness, and cracking reported, finding that use of two sets of mutually perpendicular diagonal reinforcement was promising method for developing flexural strength, reducing crack widths, and producing reasonably ductile behavior.