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Advances in Concrete Construction
  Volume 4, Number 1, March 2016 , pages 037-47

Energy absorption of fibrous self compacting reinforced concrete system
K. Senthil, K.S. Satyanarayanan and S. Rupali

    The objective of the present work is to evaluate the influence of two different methods of improving the ductility of Reinforced Concrete Frames and their influence on the full range behavior of the frames with M40 grade of concrete. For this purpose one fourth scale reinforced concrete square frames are experimentally tested subjected to static cyclic loading for three cases and monotonic loading for one case. The parameters are varied as method introducing ductility to the frame viz. (i) by using conventional concrete (ii) adding 1% of steel fibres by volume of concrete at hinging zones (iii) using self-compacting concrete with fibres at hinging zones. The energy absorption by ductile and non-ductile frames has been compared. The behavior of frames tested under cyclic loading have revealed that there is a positive trend in improvement of ductility of frames when fibrous concrete is used along with self-compacting concrete.
Key Words
    ductile frame; non-ductile frame; fibrous concrete; self-compacting concrete; monotonic and cyclic loading; energy absorption characteristics
K. Senthil: Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab 144011, India

K.S. Satyanarayanan: Department of Civil Engineering, SRM University, Kattankulathur, Tamil Nadu 603203, India

S. Rupali: Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India

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