Journal article

Statistical analysis of material properties and recommended values for the assessment of RC structures in Australia

Scott J Menegon, Hing-Ho Tsang, John L Wilson, Nelson TK Lam

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING | TAYLOR & FRANCIS AS | Published : 2021

Abstract

This paper presents a statistical analysis of the actual mean material properties for typical grades of concrete and reinforcement available in Australia. The analysis was performed using a database of 3,447 concrete cylinder test results and 15,201 reinforcement tensile test results. The test results were taken over a period from 2009 to 2021. The paper provides a summary of the mean values and respective coefficient of variation values for the different grades of concrete and reinforcement that make up the database. Distinctive manufacturing trends and variability between suppliers were observed for reinforcement samples and appropriate recommendations have been proposed. Researchers or de..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council [DP140103350].