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Cracking behavior and energy consumption of Steel Fiber Concrete Encased Steel beams

Cracking behavior and energy consumption of Steel Fiber Concrete Encased Steel beams Steel Fiber Concrete Encased Steel (SFCES) beams were subjected to bending to investigate the effect of steel fibers on the behavior of Steel Reinforced Concrete beams with or without steel reinforcement. 18 SFCES beams reinforced with steel fibers, steel reinforcement, or both were cast. The parameters considered in the experiment were (a) the volume percentage of steel fiber (0%, 1%, and 2%), (b) the shear span to depth ratio(s/d = 2.5 and 3.5), (c) the stirrups spacing (180 mm and 360 mm), and (d) the presence or absence of longitudinal reinforcement (2Φ8+2Φ10).The cracking load, crack development, energy dissipation capacity, and ductility of the specimens were investigated. The results illustrate that the cracking load Fc, the total energy consumption, and the energy ductility increase with increasing steel fiber volume, and the average improvement with a steel fiber volume increase of 1% can reach 36.5%, 21.2%, and 28.67%, respectively. However, this strengthening effect of steel fibers was weakened due to the addition of steel reinforcement. The influence of the steel fiber volume and reinforcement configuration on each stage of energy consumption was mainly concentrated in the elastic (E1) and failure stages (E3). Finally, mathematical equations were proposed to predict the cracking load and crack width of the SFCES specimens, which were verified by comparing the predictions with the experiment results. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Advances in Structural Engineering SAGE

Cracking behavior and energy consumption of Steel Fiber Concrete Encased Steel beams

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SAGE
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© The Author(s) 2021
ISSN
1369-4332
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2048-4011
DOI
10.1177/13694332211029740
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Abstract

Steel Fiber Concrete Encased Steel (SFCES) beams were subjected to bending to investigate the effect of steel fibers on the behavior of Steel Reinforced Concrete beams with or without steel reinforcement. 18 SFCES beams reinforced with steel fibers, steel reinforcement, or both were cast. The parameters considered in the experiment were (a) the volume percentage of steel fiber (0%, 1%, and 2%), (b) the shear span to depth ratio(s/d = 2.5 and 3.5), (c) the stirrups spacing (180 mm and 360 mm), and (d) the presence or absence of longitudinal reinforcement (2Φ8+2Φ10).The cracking load, crack development, energy dissipation capacity, and ductility of the specimens were investigated. The results illustrate that the cracking load Fc, the total energy consumption, and the energy ductility increase with increasing steel fiber volume, and the average improvement with a steel fiber volume increase of 1% can reach 36.5%, 21.2%, and 28.67%, respectively. However, this strengthening effect of steel fibers was weakened due to the addition of steel reinforcement. The influence of the steel fiber volume and reinforcement configuration on each stage of energy consumption was mainly concentrated in the elastic (E1) and failure stages (E3). Finally, mathematical equations were proposed to predict the cracking load and crack width of the SFCES specimens, which were verified by comparing the predictions with the experiment results.

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Advances in Structural EngineeringSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2021

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