Prediction of failure loads of RC dapped-end beams

Muhammad Aswin, Zubair Imam Syed, Teo Wee, M. S. Liew

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Shear failure remains the governing mode of failure for reinforced concrete (RC) dappedend beams. Dapped-ends are commonly classified as disturbed regions (D-regions). Strut and tie model (STM) is a simple and rational way that can be applied to analyze D-regions. The current design codes such as ACI-318-08, Euro Code 2 and BS 8110 facilitate STM to predict the failure loads. In addition, the failure loads may be also predicted using the empirical method proposed in PCI Design Handbook. In this paper, the failure loads were predicted for 24 RC dapped-end beams following different codes. The significant parameters such as concrete compressive strength, dapped-end section size, shear span-depth ratio, type and effective range of stirrups, bent form of the longitudinal reinforcement, amount of dapped-end reinforcements and hanger reinforcements were varied to study their effects against the predicted failure load for RC dapped-end beams according to different codes. These predicted results were compared with the available experimental results to investigate the ability of various codes to predict the failure load reliably. In this study, the comparison shows that PCI Design Handbook and ACI-318-08 can predict the failure loads for RC dapped-end beams more accurately.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural, Environmental, Coastal and Offshore Engineering
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783038351238
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering 2014 - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
Duration: 3 Jun 20145 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Conference2nd International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering 2014
Abbreviated titleCCOEE2014
CityKuala Lumpur
Internet address

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