Response of Doubly Reinforced Concrete Beams to Cylic Loading
G. L. Agrawal, Leonard G. Tulin, and Kurt H. Gersite
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Bauschinger effect, cyclic loading, doubly reinforced beam, moment-curvature relation, reinforced concrete, research, ultimate strength
The response of doubly reinforced concrete beams to variable repeated and reversed loading is predicted on the basis of technical beam theory and stress-strain relationsof steel and concrete under cyclic loading. A series of tests was performed to verify the theory. It is concluded that the response to repeated loading may be considered elastic-plastic for engineering purposes, but the behavior under ternating plastic city is highly nonlinear which can be predicted only by considering the Bauschinger effect in the steel.