On The Ductility of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Containing Low Ductility Reinforcing Steels

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dc.contributor.author Smith, S. T. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gilbert, R. I. en_US
dc.contributor.editor Zingoni, A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-09T02:46:11Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-09T02:46:11Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2004001923 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gilbert, R. and Smith, S. 2004 'On The Ductility of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Containing Low Ductility Reinforcing Steels', Second International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation: Progress in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, A. A. Balkema Publishers, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 1647-1652. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 9058095681 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/2019
dc.description.abstract Welded wire fabric (WWF) is commonly used in reinforced concrete slabs. In Australia, such steel is classified as Class L - low ductility (ASINZS467 1-2001). Typically, the strain at peak stress (termed the uniform elongation) is less than 0.03 and the ratio of tensile strength to yield stress (0.2% proof stress) is in the range 1.03 to 1.10. A reinforced concrete slab containing low ductility steel usually fails by fracture of the tensile reinforcement at the critical section, well before the concrete in the compression zone becomes overstressed, and the conventional understanding of ductile under-reinforced flexural failure is not valid. The failure is brittle and quite catastrophic, often with little or no warning. This paper presents experimental results of tests on several simply-supported and continuous one-way slabs, reinforced with WWF. The great significance of strain localization in lightly reinforced slabs and its adverse impact on the ductility of slabs containing WWF is also explored. en_US
dc.publisher A. A. Balkema Publishers en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title On The Ductility of Reinforced Concrete Slabs Containing Low Ductility Reinforcing Steels en_US
dc.parent Second International Conference On Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation: Progress in Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computation en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Leiden, The Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1647 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 1652 en_US
dc.cauo.name Engineering en_US
dc.conference Second International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation: Progress in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation en_US
dc.conference.location Cape Town, South Africa en_US


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