Sadhana

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 303–317

Size effect in self consolidating concrete beams with and without notches

Authors

    • Department of Civil EngineeringSabzevar Tarbiat Moallem University
  • S. Muralidhara
    • Department of Civil EngineeringBMS College of Engineering
    • Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Science
  • B. K. Raghuprasad
    • Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Science
  • B. V. Venkatarama Reddy
    • Department of Civil EngineeringIndian Institute of Science
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12046-010-0012-2

Cite this article as:
Eskandari, H., Muralidhara, S., Raghuprasad, B.K. et al. Sadhana (2010) 35: 303. doi:10.1007/s12046-010-0012-2

Abstract

The aim of this study is to obtain the fracture characteristics of low and medium compressive strength self consolidating concrete (SCC) for notched and un-notched plain concrete beams by using work of fracture G F and size effect model G f methods and comparing them with those of normal concrete and high performance concrete. The results show that; (i) with an increase in compressive strength, G F increases and G f decreases; (ii) with an increase in depth of beam, the decrease in nominal stress of notched beam is more when compared with that of a notchless beam.

Keywords

Size effect model self consolidating concrete notched beam

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