Ductility design of high-strength concrete beams and columns

Kwan, A. K. H. and Ho, J. C. M. (2010) Ductility design of high-strength concrete beams and columns. Advances in Structural Engineering, 13 4: 651-664. doi:10.1260/1369-4332.13.4.651

Author Kwan, A. K. H.
Ho, J. C. M.
Title Ductility design of high-strength concrete beams and columns
Journal name Advances in Structural Engineering   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-4332
Publication date 2010-08-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1260/1369-4332.13.4.651
Open Access Status
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 651
End page 664
Total pages 14
Place of publication Essex, United Kingdom
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject 2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
2215 Building and Construction
Formatted abstract
High-strength concrete (HSC) is increasingly used for the construction of tall buildings and long span bridges. However, most engineers just focus on how to better utilize the strength potential of HSC and little attention is paid to ensure that the HSC structures would have sufficient ductility. In this regard, it should be noted that the current design codes, which do not provide any guidelines for ductility design, are not applicable to HSC structures. In recent years, the authors have been conducting research on how the use of HSC would affect the flexural ductility of concrete members. Herein, an overall summary of their research is presented. It will be shown that depending on the reinforcement detailing and loading conditions, the ductility of HSC structures is not necessarily lower than that of normal concrete structures. Finally, guidelines for the ductility design of HSC beams and columns, augmented with design formulas and charts, are given.
Keyword Beams
High Strength Concrete
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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