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Type: Journal article
Title: Experimental investigation of moment redistribution in ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete beams
Author: Visintin, P.
Mohamad Ali, M.
Xie, T.
Sturm, A.
Citation: Construction and Building Materials, 2018; 166:433-444
Publisher: Elsevier
Issue Date: 2018
ISSN: 0950-0618
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P. Visintin, M.S. Mohamad Ali, T. Xie, A.B. Sturm
Abstract: In the design of statically indeterminate structures the concept of moment redistribution is used to reduce the absolute magnitudes of moments in critical regions, to fully utilise the capacity of noncritical cross sections, and to simplify detailing by enabling a reduction in reinforcement ratios. Due to the complex mechanisms which control the formation and rotation of plastic hinges, moment redistribution capacities are commonly empirically based, and hence not necessarily applicable outside of the bounds of the testing regime from which they were derived. This paper presents the results of an experimental study of the moment redistribution capacity of four two-span continuous beams constructed from ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) and with various reinforcement ratios, such that the suitability of extending of exiting empirical design approaches to UHPFRC can be investigated. The results of the experimental investigation show that for beams where the hinge formed at the support, the observed moment redistribution was greater than the code predictions. However for the beam where the hinge formed under the load points, observed moment redistribution was significantly less than codes predictions. Hence, the results of this study show current design guidelines do not always provide a conservative prediction of moment redistribution in UHPFRC beams
Keywords: Moment redistribution; ultra-high performance fibre reinforced; concrete (UHPFRC); ductility
Rights: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.01.156
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