Experimental load-drift relations of concrete beam reinforced and confined with high-strength steel bars under reversed cyclic loading

Retno Anggraini, Tavio*, Gusti Putu Raka, Agustiar

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Abstract

High-strength steel bars have different characteristics from normal-strength steel bars. Thus, the use of high-strength steel bars still needs to be investigated further before it can be used confidently in concrete structures. In the design, a reinforced concrete beam should also have enough ductility besides its loading capacity. One of the indicators identifies that a structure has sufficient ductility is its ability to maintain the load steadily due to progressive deformation. This paper presents the test results of three reinforced concrete beams designed with concrete strength (f’c) of 30 MPa. Two different yield strengths (f'y) of longitudinal and transverse reinforcements were used, namely, 420 and 550 MPa. The cross-sectional dimensions of the beams were 200 × 300 mm with a total span of 2000 mm and a rigid stub at the midspan. The beams were simply supported by double rollers at their tops and bottoms. These special supports were located at both ends of the beams. The load applied at the midspan of the beam through the rigid stub with the displacement control. The loading pattern protocol by the drift was set from 0 to 5.5 percent. Based on the test results, it can be seen that the beams with high-strength steel bars could achieve a higher load capacity than the beams with normal-strength steel bars. On the other hand, the beams with high-strength steel bars produced lower deflection than the beams with normal-strength steel bars. Furthermore, it can be concluded that all the beams could withstand the minimum required of 3.5 percent. None of the beams indicated brittle failures. All of the beams could survived until the end of the cycles at a drift of 5.5 percent. This condition indicates that the reinforced concrete beams with higher-strength reinforcement (fy of 550 MPa) could also maintain their load capacities under large deformation beyond the first yielding of the longitudinal steel bars.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-69
Number of pages14
JournalASEAN Engineering Journal
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Cyclic Load
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Flexural Strength
  • High-Strength Steel
  • RC Beams

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