Matériaux et constructions

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 133–134 | Cite as

Test performance of a ten tonnes reinforced concrete loading frame

  • H. Krishna Raju
  • B. S. Basavarajaiah
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The paper reports an experimental investigation on a reinforced concrete loading frame of ten tonnes working load capacity. The loading frame was fabricated by using two doubly reinforced concrete beams to serve as flexural members. Eight numbers of mild steel rods connected to the beams by plates and nuts served as supports for the beams and also as tension members during testing of structural elements. The stress distribution and loadeflexion characteristics of the flexural members of the frame was investigated in the working load range of to tonnes. Theoretical and experimental observations indicated that the flexural member behaves like a beam with partial fixity at the ends.


Concrete Beam Partial Fixity Surface Strain Reinforced Concrete Beam American Concrete Institute 
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© Secrétariat de Rédaction 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Krishna Raju
    • 1
  • B. S. Basavarajaiah
    • 1
  1. 1.Civil Engg. Dept., Karnataka Regional Engineering College University of MysoreIndia

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