Accession Number : ADA322105

Title :   Dynamic Deformation Capacity of Reinforced Concrete. Phase 4: Influence of Shear Reinforcement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PRINS MAURITS LABORATORIUM TNO RIJSWIJK (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : VAN Doormal, J. C.

PDF Url : ADA322105

Report Date : 09 JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : At the request of MoD/DGW&T/CD/TB, blast experiments were carried out on simply supported reinforced concrete slabs. The resistance-deformation curve of the slabs has been determined. From these curves, the deformation capacity of the slabs could be determined. The parameters in the tests were the number of shocks in which the slab was brought to failure and the presence and type of shear reinforcement, stirrups or lacing. It was concluded that tying reinforcement improves the deformation capacity of reinforced concrete. Stirrups gave only a slight improvement for the tested slabs. Lacing increases the deformation capacity considerably. The deformation capacity decreases with the number of shocks by which a slab is brought to failure.

Descriptors :   *REINFORCED CONCRETE, *SLABS(STRUCTURAL), SHEAR PROPERTIES, NETHERLANDS, DEFORMATION, BLAST LOADS, SHOCK TESTS.

Subject Categories : Mechanics
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE