Amelioration of Stirrup and Compression Reinforcement on the Ductility of Reinforced High-Strength Concrete Beam

by Tsong Yen, Natl Chung-Hsing Univ, Taichung, Taiwan,
Yue-Lin Huang, Natl Chung-Hsing Univ, Taichung, Taiwan,
Jaw-Wai Tang, Natl Chung-Hsing Univ, Taichung, Taiwan,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Seismic Engineering: Research and Practice

Abstract: 18 rectangular high strength concrete beams were tested to investigate their ductile behavior. The results show that it will be more advantageous, for ductility, to choose the compressive reinforcement of larger diameter and closely spaced stirrups. Experimental materials, methods and results are discussed.

Subject Headings: Concrete beams | Reinforced concrete | High-strength concrete | Ductility | Compression | Structural behavior | Girders | Material tests

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