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

Research purpose

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.

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Project Area
Structural Engineering
CPF research grant #
Award amount
Grant period
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Grant Status
In Progress
Principal Investigator
Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos
CPF allies

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