Linking Concrete Tensile Performance and Seismic Response of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Coupling Beam
University of Wisconsin - Madison
April 2014 - September 2016
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.