Journal article

Basis for the design of lateral reinforcement for high-strength concrete columns

PA Mendis, D Kovacic, S Setunge

Structural Engineering and Mechanics | TECHNO-PRESS | Published : 2000

Abstract

This paper attempts to provide a theoretical basis for the design of high-strength concrete columns in terms of the spacing of lateral reinforcement. In order to achieve this, important concepts had to be addressed such as the choice of a measure of ductile behaviour and a realistic high-strength concrete stress-strain model, as well as limiting factors such as longitudinal steel buckling and lateral steel fracture. A design method incorporating above factors are suggested in the paper. It is shown that both buckling of longitudinal steel and hoop fracture will not demand a reduction in spacing of lateral ties with increase in compressive strength of concrete.

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