Bending Resistance Capacity of Steel Pile Caps Strengthened with Perfobond Shear Connectors
This study proposes a new perfobond shear connector, which can be used to strengthen the steel pile cap embedded into the structural foundation. The bending resistance capacity of the steel pile cap strengthened with the proposed perfobond connectors is evaluated by performing a test on seven specimens. Test parameters include the type of perfobond shear connectors, infilled concrete depths and number of L-shaped steel plates. The lateral load versus displacement curve is plotted for all specimens, and their failure modes are identified. The effects of the test parameters on the bending resistance capacity of the specimen are examined in this work.
ACI Committee 318. “Building code requirements for structural concrete (ACI 318-11) and commentary,” American Concrete Institute. Farmington Hills: MI, 2011.
ASTM Standard C39/C39M-11. “Standard test method for compressive strength of cylindrical concrete specimens,” American Society for Testing and Material, 2011.
Submission of a manuscript implies: that the work described has not been published before that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication. Authors can retain copyright of their article with no restrictions. Also, author can post the final, peer-reviewed manuscript version (postprint) to any repository or website.
Since Oct. 01, 2015, PETI will publish new articles with Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, under The Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License.
The Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC) License permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes