Tension lap splices in UHPC beams: Influence of rebar size, steel fibers, splice length, and coarse aggregate

Chung Chan Hung, Terry YP Yuen, Chih Wei Huang, Cheng Hao Yen

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摘要

Ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) is a special type of fiber-reinforced cementitious composites and has been considered an effective solution to reduce the required development length for steel reinforcing bars due to its high bond strength. This study thoroughly investigated the bond strength of deformed steel bars in UHPC using four-point loading tests on sixteen large-scale lap splice UHPC beams. The experimental variables included the bar diameter, macro-steel fibers, splice length, and coarse aggregate. The splice strength of reinforcing bars was estimated using the proposed analytical model and strain gauge measurements. The results showed that the effects of spacing and sizes of reinforcing bars on the splice strength were obvious. The inclusion of coarse aggregate considerably enhanced the splice strength of reinforcing bars in UHPC. The fracture toughening effects by fibers and coarse aggregate can enhance the strain field uniformity in the lap spice zone and increase the bond strength. In addition to the experimental study, the applicability of several prevailing bond strength models for examining the splice strength of reinforcing bars in UHPC was evaluated. Based on the evaluation results, a suitable model that was able to predict the splice strengths of the tested beams with reasonable accuracy was suggested.

原文English
文章編號104716
期刊Journal of Building Engineering
55
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2022 9月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 土木與結構工程
  • 建築
  • 建築與營造
  • 安全、風險、可靠性和品質
  • 材料力學

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