Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

Application of Cu-Al-Mn superelastic alloy bars as reinforcement elements in concrete beams
Author(s): Kshitij C. Shrestha; Yoshikazu Araki; Takuya Nagae; Hayato Yano; Yuji Koetaka; Toshihiro Omori; Yuji Sutou; Ryosuke Kainuma; Kiyohito Ishida
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00

Paper Abstract

Experimental works are done to assess the seismic behavior of concrete beams reinforced with superelastic alloy (SEA) bars. Applicability of newly developed Cu-Al-Mn SEA bars, characterized by large recovery strain, low material cost, and high machinability, have been proposed as partial replacements for conventional steel bars in order to reduce residual deformations in structures during and after intense earthquakes. Four-point reverse-cyclic bending tests were done on 1/3 scale concrete beams comprising three different types of specimens - conventional steel reinforced concrete (ST-RC), SEA reinforced concrete (SEA-RC), and SEA reinforced concrete with pre-tensioning (SEA-PC). The results showed that SEA reinforced concrete beams demonstrated significant enhancement in crack recovery capacity in comparison to steel reinforced beam. Average recovery of cracks for each of the specimens was 21% for ST-RC, 84% for SEA-RC, and 86% for SEA-PC. In addition, SEA-RC and SEA-PC beams demonstrated strong capability of recentering with comparable normalized strength and ductility relative to conventional ST-RC beam specimen. ST-RC beam, on the other hand, showed large residual cracks due to progressive reduction in its re-centering capability with each cycle. Both the SEA-RC and SEA-PC specimens demonstrated superiority of Cu-Al-Mn SEA bars to conventional steel reinforcing bars as reinforcement elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8345, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012, 83452K (3 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.914992
Show Author Affiliations
Kshitij C. Shrestha, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Yoshikazu Araki, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Takuya Nagae, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (Japan)
Hayato Yano, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Koetaka, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Toshihiro Omori, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Yuji Sutou, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Ryosuke Kainuma, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kiyohito Ishida, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8345:
Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2012
Masayoshi Tomizuka; Chung-Bang Yun; Jerome P. Lynch, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top
Sign in to read the full article
Create a free SPIE account to get access to
premium articles and original research
Forgot your username?