Mechanical Behavior of Dowels Embedded in Concrete

by Luigi Biolzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy,
Natalino Gattesco, Politecnico di Milano, Italy,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII


In this paper an experimental investigation on the behavior of dowels embedded in concrete is described. The dowel strength under monotonic forces with two different boundary conditions is evaluated. Using the moire' technique, the strain field, induced by the pressure of a transversely loaded bar, is analyzed. It is shown that the maximum dowel resistance is about five time the uniaxial compressive strength of the concrete.

Subject Headings: Dowels | Compressive strength | Reinforced concrete | Structural strength | Strength of materials | Load factors | Load bearing capacity

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