The Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams Manufactured with Side Profile Sheets

by Deric John Oehlers, Univ of Adelaide, Adelaide,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Composite Construction in Steel and Concrete II


The paper describes in qualitative terms the fundamental principles that control the behaviour of a completely new form of construction in which reinforced concrete beams are constructed with side profiled sheets acting as permanent and integral formwork. It is shown that the addition of side profiles increases the hogging and sagging flexural strength of the reinforced concrete beam without loss of ductility. Furthermore, the addition of the side profiles increases and shear strength of the reinforced concrete beam and allows a gradual reduction in strength during shear failure.

Subject Headings: Concrete beams | Reinforced concrete | Sheets | Shear strength | Structural strength | Structural behavior | Flexural strength | Strength of materials

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