On the Influence of Fibres on Tensile Laps of Reinforcement Loops

Grassl, P. (2019) On the Influence of Fibres on Tensile Laps of Reinforcement Loops. In: UKACM 2019, London, UK, 10-12 Apr 2019,

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In reinforced concrete structures, connections between members are often critical for the performance in the ultimate limit state. The most common approach to provide force transfer across the connection is to overlap reinforcement bars to form a lap splice. Here, looped reinforcement laps subjected to tension were studied using a three-dimensional nonlinear finite element approach. For the constitutive model of concrete, a damage- plasticity approach was used. In this model, the input for the tensile response is given in the form of a stress versus crack-opening curve, which, for the case of concrete with fibres, is adjusted to consider the bridging effect of fibres. The influence of lap length and fibres on the mechanical response was investigated. The numerical results show that fibres significantly increase the strength and ductility of lap splices.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Grassl, Dr Peter
Authors: Grassl, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
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