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Steel and Composite Structures   Volume 27, Number 4, May25 2018, pages 453-464
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/scs.2018.27.4.453
 
Strengthening of reinforced concrete beams using external steel members
Ali Demir, Emre Ercan and Duygu Donmez Demir

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    The objective of this study is to devise an alternative strengthening method to the ones available in the literature. So, external steel members were used to enhance both flexural and shear capacities of reinforced concrete (RC) beams having insufficient shear capacity. Two types of RC beams, one without stirrups and one with lacking stirrups, were prepared in the study. These beams were strengthened with external steel clamps devised by the authors and with external longitudinal reinforcements. Although the use of clamps alone didn
 
Key Words
    RC beam; strengthening; external clamp; shear; test; finite elements
 
Address
(1) Ali Demir:
Manisa Celal Bayar University, Department of Civil Engineering, Manisa, Turkey;
(2) Emre Ercan:
Ege University, Department of Civil Engineering, Izmir, Turkey;
(3) Duygu Donmez Demir:
Manisa Celal Bayar University, Department of Mathematics, Manisa, Turkey.
 

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