flexural capacity of concrete beams reinforced with high-strength steel bars under monotonic loading

Retno Anggraini, Tavio*, I. Gusti Putu Raka, Agustiar

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: This paper presents the flexural capacity of reinforced concrete beams designed with highstrength steel bars. Reinforced concrete beams with steel bars fy = 550 MPa are designed to have flexural strength like beams with steel bar fy 420 MPa. According to ACI 318M-19, the high-strength steel bars (fy =550 MPa) are allowed to use as the reinforcing steel, which previously unpermitted. This study was conducted to represent the possibility of using high-strength steel bars as reinforcement. There are five sample beams that design with various diameters (13 and 19 mm) and strength (fy 420 and 550 MPa) of longitudinal reinforcement. These beams were placed on two simple supported and undergo monotonic loads at two points-load. It is reviewed the flexural capacity of beams with high-strength steel bars involve load capacity, moment, and beam deflection. Also, the behavior of beams when receiving loads in terms of the relationship between load and deflection. Based on the research, beams with a high-strength steel bar can accept higher loads than normal beams by a difference of about 16-18%. While at the same deflection condition, which is 100 mm, beams with high strength reinforcement can achieve a higher load of around 18 percent. Beam with high-strength steel bars showed flexural behavior that was not much different from the normal-strength steel bars because it did not show brittle collapse. It proves that high-strength steel bars can be used on reinforced concrete structural elements if it satisfies the requirements specified in the code.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-180
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of GEOMATE
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Beam
  • Flexure
  • High-strength steel bar
  • Monotonic loading
  • Reinforced concrete


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