Efficiency of the confinement reinforcement in anchorage zones of post-tensioning tendons

Carla Marchão, Válter Lúcio, Hans Rudolf Ganz

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Abstract

In order to study the efficiency of the confinement reinforcement in anchorage zones of post-tensioning tendons, using both ordinary reinforced concrete (ORC) and high-performance fibre reinforced concrete (HPFRC), an experimental research has been performed on the bearing strength of concrete prismatic specimens. This research also intended to assess both ultimate capacity and adequate serviceability of the local anchorage zone when reducing the concrete cross-section and the confining reinforcement, both specified by the anchorage device supplier, by using a HPFRC. The experimental program included ORC prismatic specimens with 305 mm × 305 mm × 650 mm reinforced with spirals and a combination of spirals and stirrups, and HPFRC specimens with 210 mm × 210 mm × 420 mm reinforced with stirrups. The reinforcement steel strains were measured to monitor the steel yielding, to assess the relation between the strains of the inner (spiral) and outer (stirrups) levels of reinforcement and the uniformity of the confinement forces along the confined length. A comparison between the bearing strength obtained by experimental tests and by models found in the literature is also presented. From the strain measurements, it can be concluded that in the case where there are, simultaneously, two types of confinement reinforcement, the outer reinforcement is not as effective as the inner one. Therefore, when computing the bearing strength, the linear superposition of contributions of both spiral and stirrups for confinement can be non-conservative, i.e. leads to too high estimated load capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the fib Symposium 2019: Concrete - Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures
EditorsWit Derkowski, Piotr Krajewski, Piotr Gwozdziewicz, Marek Pantak, Lukasz Hojdys
PublisherInternational Federation for Structural Concrete (fib)
Pages1006-1013
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9782940643004
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Eventfib Symposium 2019: Concrete - Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures - Krakow, Poland
Duration: 27 May 201929 May 2019

Conference

Conferencefib Symposium 2019: Concrete - Innovations in Materials, Design and Structures
CountryPoland
CityKrakow
Period27/05/1929/05/19

Keywords

  • Confined concrete
  • Confinement reinforcement
  • Local anchorage zone
  • Post-tensioning

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