Root cause of reinforced concrete dapped-end beams failure

M. Aswin, Bashar S. Mohammed, M. S. Liew, Z. I. Syed

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The failure mode of 111 RC dapped-end beams are presented and evaluated. The 93.69% of the tested beams were failed in shear at the re-entrant corners of the dapped-end region. Although many strengthening methods have been used to strengthening the dapped-end region, only the load-deflection relationship of the beams were improved. However, test results of 4 large scale RC dapped-end beams showed that the highest stress concentration factors were recorded at the re-entrant corners compared to other area of the dapped-end region of the beam.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42927-42933
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Engineering Research
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015


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