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Cracked Width Pattern Analysis Using Different Grade of Steel and Concrete

Gopal Patel and Vijay Baradiya
Department of Civil Engineering, IES, IPS Academy, Indore, MP, India

Abstract—The aim of this paper is to examine the influence of three variables on crack width of reinforced concrete beams. A computer program RESPONSE 2000 was used to predict crack width, longitudinal of reinforced concrete beams without axial loads. Nine beams of varied sections with different variables were analyzed using the program. The variables are concrete strength, amount of longitudinal reinforcement and spacing of transverse reinforcement. The input consists of beam geometry, material properties and loading. A confined stress-strain curve for this is applied in the program. Computer analysis indicates that the crack width decreases with the increase of longitudinal reinforcement and concrete strength. On the other hand, the spacing of transverse reinforcement does not have any significant influence on the crack width. 

Index Terms—crack width, reinforeced concrete, beam, response 2000

Cite: Gopal Patel and Vijay Baradiya, "Cracked Width Pattern Analysis Using Different Grade of Steel and Concrete," International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 16-21, February 2014.