Mechanical modeling of dowel action and the influence of small amounts of shear reinforcement on the shear-transfer actions in RC beams

Frederik Autrup*, Henrik Brøner Jørgensen, Miguel Fernández Ruiz, Linh Cao Hoang

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Abstract

Dowel action of the longitudinal reinforcement in RC beams without and with small amounts of shear reinforcement is typically considered a constant shear contribution determined from the splitting strength of the concrete cover. However, in a recent experimental investigation by the authors, it was shown that the shear force transferred by dowel action for beams without shear reinforcement should be determined from the dowel displacement and a linear elastic model and a rigid plastic dowel model. This article is aimed at extending this model to also cover members with small amounts of shear reinforcement. To that aim, a novel approach to calculate the shear force carried by dowel action of the longitudinal reinforcement in both beams with and without shear reinforcement is presented. The model is derived by establishing an equilibrium of work between the internal stored elastic or dissipated plastic energy and the external work performed by the shear force in the dowel. Additionally, a method to determine the displacement of the dowel from DIC measurements is presented. For the remaining shear-transfer actions, reasonable constitutive models from the literature are adapted. On the basis of DIC measurements, the shear force carried by each of the shear-transfer actions is calculated for 16 shear tests of beams without and with small amounts of shear reinforcement. The sum of shear force carried by each of the shear-transfer actions is shown to predict the applied shear force fairly well, from the development of the critical shear crack until failure. Additionally, it is shown that for beams with shear reinforcement below the minimum requirements according to the current design standards, the shear capacity is governed by aggregate interlock, residual tensile stresses, and the inclination of the compression chord. While for beams with shear reinforcement above the minimum requirements, the shear capacity is governed by the shear reinforcement and dowel action.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftStructural Concrete
Vol/bind24
Udgave nummer5
Sider (fra-til)5928-5946
ISSN1464-4177
DOI
StatusUdgivet - okt. 2023

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