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Structural Engineering and Mechanics
  Volume 70, Number 3, May10 2019, pages 257-267
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/sem.2019.70.3.257
 

New approach for Ductility analysis of partially prestressed concrete girders
Jure Radnić, Radoslav Markić, Nikola Grgić and Dragan Ćubela

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    Expressions for the calculation of ductility index for concrete girders with different ratios of prestressed and classical reinforcement were proposed using load–displacement, load–strain and load–curvature relation. The results of previous experimental static tests of several large-scale concrete girders with different ratio of prestressed and classical reinforcement are briefly presented. Using the proposed expressions, various ductility index of tested girders were calculated and discussed. It was concluded that the ductility of girders decreases approximately linearly by increasing the degree of prestressing. The study presents an expression for the calculation of the average ductility index of classical and prestressed reinforced concrete girders, which are similar to the analysed experimental test girders.
 
Key Words
    concrete; prestressed girders; ductility index; experimental test; analytical expression; load-displacement relation, load-strain relation; load-curvature relation
 
Address
1Department of Concrete Structures and Bridges, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy,
University of Split, Matice Hrvatske 21000 Split, Croatia
2Department for Mechanics, Materials and Construction, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Mostar,
Matice hrvatske b.b. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3Department of Concrete Structures and Bridges, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, U
niversity of Split, Matice Hrvatske 21000 Split, Croatia
4Department for Mechanics, Materials and Construction, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Mostar,
Matice hrvatske b.b. Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
 

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