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Title: Shear strength within reinforced concrete beam-column joints
Author: Parker, Daniel Edward
ISNI:       0000 0001 3469 677X
Awarding Body: Bolton Institute of Higher Education
Current Institution: University of Bolton
Date of Award: 1997
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Reinforced concrete is an economical construction material and is widely used throughout the world in buildings and bridges. The shear strength within beam-column joints in reinforced concrete structures has been identified as an area where further research is still needed in order to form reliable design methods. The aim of this research programme has been to develop a rational analytical model which can be used conveniently in the design of beam-column joints. The work consists of a brief literature review, an extensive experimental programme and the development of a new analytical model for predicting the strength of beam-column joints. The new analytical model is a development of the strut-and-tie model and is believed to be original in two ways: (a) The influence of the shear span and the spacing of the links (if any) are considered directly. (b) The inclination of the compression field is determined by maximising the contribution of the concrete to the stiffness of the member in shear. The new analytical model is shown to predict the strength of the test specimens and of many specimens reported in the literature more reliably than current design codes and standards
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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