Effect of Deformation Height and Spacing on Bond Strength of Reinforcing Bars
Graham, Ebenezer K.
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The effect of deformation pattern on bond strength is studied using 1 in. diameter machined bars with deformation heights of 0.05, 0.075, and 0.10 in. and deformation spacings ranging from 0.26 in. to 2.2 in. The combinations of rib height and spacing produce relative rib areas (ratio of projected rib area normal to bar axis to product of nominal bar perimeter and center-to center rib spacing) of 0.20, 0.10, and 0.05 for each deformation height Conventional reinforcing bars, with a relative rib area of 0.07, are also studied. The effect of deformation pattern is evaluated using beam-end specimens with varying degrees of confinement provided to the test bars. Degrees of confinement are: 1) 2 in. cover without transverse stirrups, 2) 2 in. cover with confining transverse stirrups, and 3) 3 in. cover without confining transverse stirrups. Bars with 2 in. cover have an initial unbonded length of lh in. and a bonded length of 12 in. Bars with 3 in. cover have an initial unbonded length of 4 in. and a bonded length of 81h in. The bond force-slip response of reinforcing bars is a function of the relative "rib area of the bars, independent of the specific combination of rib height and rib spacing. Under all conditions of bar confmement, the initial stiffness of load-slip curves increases with an increase in the relative rib area. Under conditions of relatively low confinement, in which bond strength is governed by splitting of the concrete, bond strength is independent of deformation pattern. Under conditions in which additional bar confinement is provided by transverse reinforcement or higher cover, bond strength increases compared to the bond strength of bars with less confmement. The magnitude of the increase in bond strength increases with an increase in the relative rib area.
Darwin, D., and Graham, E.K., "Effect of Deformation Height and Spacing on Bond Strength of Reinforcing Bars," Project 56, SL Report 93-1, The Reinforced Concrete Research Council, January 1993, 71 pp.
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