Announcing a New Research Project: Acceptable Elongations and Low-Cycle Fatigue Performance for High-Strength Reinforcing Bars

The Charles Pankow Foundation is pleased to announce that the Foundation has recently executed a new Research Grant Agreement with the University of Texas - San Antonio for research as further described below.

Acceptable Elongations and Low-Cycle Fatigue Performance for High-Strength Reinforcing Bars


Research Grant Agreement #03-16

University of Texas - San Antonio

Principal Investigator: Wassim M. Ghannoum, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI

This project will define acceptable uniform elongations and low-cycle fatigue performance for high-strength reinforcing bars (HSRB) in concrete construction based on bar properties and seismic hazard level. HSRB are defined as bars having a yield strength of 80 ksi or higher. This project will identify key parameters affecting the fatigue performance of HSRB and deliver specification limits that will ensure minimum performance is achieved in production of HSRB.

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