Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams with Wire Mesh As Shear Reinforcement
Elavarasi D1, Sumathi A2
1Elavarasi D, Elavarasi D, School of Civil Engineering, SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur, India.
2Sumathi A,Sumathi A, School of Civil Engineering, SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur, India.
Manuscript received on September 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 September, 2019. | Manuscript published on October 10, 2019. | PP: 781-784 | Volume-8 Issue-12, October 2019. | Retrieval Number: L31951081219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.L3195.1081219
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Abstract: This paper presents a study of shear behaviour of reinforced concrete beams. The major parameters used were type of shear reinforcement, namely stirrups alone, wire mesh alone and combination of both wire mesh and stirrups as shear reinforcement. The replacement of wire mesh was done on the basis of weight with stirrups. The experimental program includes four beams. All the beams were tested using two point loading system. It is evident from the result that the use of wire mesh enhanced improved shear performance and bearing capacity in the examined beams. Beams with wire mesh as shear reinforcement and combination of both wire mesh and stirrups exhibited some amount of increase in shear capacity with respect to the beams with stirrups alone as shear reinforcement. Furthermore beams with wire mesh and combination of wire mesh and stirrups as reinforcement exhibited less number of crack patterns compared beams with stirrups.
Keywords: Wire Mesh, Shear Behavior, load-Deflection, Crack Pattern
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures