Title Theoretical and experimental in-service long-term deflection response of symmetrically and non-symmetrically reinforced concrete piles
Authors Hernandez-Montes, Enrique, Alejandro Fernandez-Ruiz, Manuel, CARBONELL MÁRQUEZ, JUAN FRANCISCO, Maria Gil-Martin, Luisa, CARBONELL MÁRQUEZ, JUAN FRANCISCO
External publication No
Means Arch. Civ. Mech. Eng.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 2.76300
SJR Impact 0.98200
Area International
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Publication date 01/02/2017
ISI 000411913500022
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85006914067
DOI 10.1016/j.acme.2016.12.003
Abstract Reinforced concrete piles employed in earth retaining systems are typically designed with symmetric reinforcement. The non -symmetric RC wall piles have recently been introduced by the authors, obtaining savings of up to 50% in weight in longitudinal reinforcing steel compared with the traditional solutions, leading to significant financial savings while also reducing associated environmental impacts. The structural behavior of this new RC member under long-term loading is studied, comparing it with its symmetrical counterpart. An,experimental campaign has been carried out. Full scale specimens with circular cross sections symmetrically and asymmetrically reinforced were tested. Results have shown that asymmetrically RC pile developed a slightly higher deflection than its symmetrical counterpart. A new expression for the effective area of concrete in tension applicable to non-symmetrical piles is introduced. Moreover, a new stress-strain law for cracked concrete that accounts the tension stiffening effect for long-term loading is proposed. Finally, for non-symmetrical RC wall piles, the evolution of the parameter that takes into account the duration of loading in deformations is presented. Although more evidence is needed, it is shown that tension stiffening effect contribution could be overestimated by Eurocode 2 in the case of non-symmetrically or underestimated in case of symmetrically RC piles. (C). 2016 Politechnika Wroclawska. Published by Elsevier Sp. z o.o. All rights reserved.
Keywords Long-term loading; Tension stiffening; Effective area of concrete; Asymmetric reinforcement; Serviceability
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