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 GF and size effect model Gf methods and comparing them with those of normal concrete and high performance concrete. The results show that; (i) with an increase in compressive strength, GF increases and Gf 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 modelself consolidating concretenotched beam

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