Concrete Research and Technology
Online ISSN : 2186-2745
Print ISSN : 1340-4733
ISSN-L : 1340-4733
Flexural Capacity of RC Beams Connected with Loop-shaped Re-bar Joints
Ichiro KurodaYoshihito YamamotoNobuaki FuruyaHotaka Niwa
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2008 Volume 19 Issue 3 Pages 41-50


This research attempted to grasp flexural capacity of RC (Reinforced Concrete) beams connected with loop-shaped re-bar joints through experiments of one-way bending and alternating bending. As the experimental results, it became clear that the RC beams connected with the loop-shaped re-bar joints have enough abilities in both flexural capacity and energy absorption, if compared with the RC beams having usual lap splice joints or continued re-bars. In addition, the effects of arrangements of loop-shaped re-bars, reinforcements inside the loops, and so on are discussed in this paper.

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