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Effect of concrete workability on bond properties of steel rebar in pre-cracked concrete


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Mousavi, Seyed Sina, Guizani, Lotfi, Bhojaraju, Chandrasekhar and Ouellet-Plamondon, Claudiane M.. 2024. « Effect of concrete workability on bond properties of steel rebar in pre-cracked concrete ». Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings, vol. 177, nº 3. pp. 195-208.
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Although research has shown a considerable influence of the pre-cracking phenomenon on steel-congested concrete members, only normal concrete (NC) has been considered in the literature. The intention in this paper is thus to study the effect of the pre-cracking phenomenon on the bond response of pre-cracked NC with different slump flow values and self-consolidating concrete (SCC). Initial crack widths ranging from 0.0 to 0.5 mm are studied. Results show that initial crack widths larger than 0.10 mm have a significant influence on bond properties, such that reduction factors greater than 30% and 50% are obtained for the maximum bond strength of concrete specimens exposed to initial crack widths of 0.2 mm and 0.4 mm, respectively. Results show that concrete mixtures with higher workability are less sensitive to the pre-cracking phenomenon as compared to NC mixtures. The average bond stress of steel rebar in the pre-cracked SCC is found to be similar to that of the NC with a slump flow of 200 mm, which is considerably better than for NC with a slump flow of 97 mm. Moreover, results show that 65.8, 80.6, 88.5 and 93.1% fracture energy reductions are obtained for crack widths of 0.20, 0.30, 0.40 and 0.50 mm, respectively, as compared to the small crack width of 0.15 mm.

Item Type: Peer reviewed article published in a journal
Guizani, Lotfi
Ouellet-Plamondon, Claudiane
Affiliation: Génie de la construction, Génie de la construction
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2021 20:37
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2024 17:31

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