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Linking Concrete Tensile Performance and Seismic Response of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beam

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Structural Engineering

02-14

$214,240

April 2014 - September 2016

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Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

The proposed research is aimed at evaluating various types of fiber reinforced concretes (FRCs) for use in earthquake-resistant coupling beams in order to simplify reinforcement detailing by reducing reliance on diagonal and transverse reinforcement required for adequate seismic performance. The results of the research will support a code change allowing for the more efficient use of fiber reinforced concretes for coupling beams.

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