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Shear behaviour of reinforced concrete pile caps under full-width wall loading

Cao, J. and Bloodworth, A.G. (2012) Shear behaviour of reinforced concrete pile caps under full-width wall loading Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings, 165, (4), pp. 165-177. (doi:10.1680/stbu.9.00077).

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Abstract

Discrepancy between bending theory-based shear design formulae in UK design codes BS8110 and BS5400 has arisen from the independent development of the semi-empirical formulae based on limited experimental data. Stimulated by the advent of the Eurocodes, a series of experiments of reduced scale reinforced concrete (RC) pile caps under full-length wall loading were tested to investigate the real shear capacity of pile caps. The conservatism of current design formulae was found to be a function of shear enhancement factor and the width of cap over which shear enhancement is applied. The strut-and-tie method was confirmed to give better agreement with experimental results than bending theory based shear formulae.

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e-pub ahead of print date: January 2012
Published date: April 2012
Keywords: concrete structures, codes of practice & standards, buildings, structures & design
Organisations: Civil Engineering & the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 74241
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74241
ISSN: 0965-0911
PURE UUID: 9d829c43-3662-4aa2-820e-1d07b8d47e72

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:46

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Author: J. Cao
Author: A.G. Bloodworth

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