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Title: Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams with Closely Spaced Reinforcement
Author(s): James P. Romualdi and Gordon B. Batson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 775-790
Abstract:Presents an extension to concrete of recent fracture arrest concepts in plastics and metals and in riveted stiffen-ers. At a reinforcement spacing less than some critical value, all cracks, it would appear, could be contained between adjacent reinforcing elements. Also presents a qualitative description of the mechanism involved and reports on a series of tests on beams with closely spaced wire reinforcement.
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