Effect of Strengthening Axially Loaded Circular Self-Consolidating Short Columns with Expanded Metal Mesh
Sree Rameswari A1, Thenmozhi R2, Poongothai M3
1Sree Rameswari A, Assistant Professor, PSNA College of Engineering, Dindigul.
2Thenmozhi R, Assistant Professor, PSNA College of Engineering, Dindigul.
3Poongothai M Assistant Professor, PSNA College of Engineering, Dindigul.

Manuscript received on November 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 28, 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 7094-7097 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5241118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5241.118419

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Abstract: Superior confinement for concrete column cannot be provided by traditional lateral ties reinforcement due convergence of bends and twists caused due to lateral reinforcement. In this paper, the enhancement in confining the steel bars due to the utilization of metal mesh any case to the regular tie reinforcement is studied. Totally 5 column specimens were cast and cured. A control specimen was prepared and remaining 4 specimens were internally wrapped using Expanded Metal Mesh (EMM). Mesh Apertures are differed having constant mesh thickness. Self-Consolidating Concrete was adopted in place of congested reinforcement. The specimens were tested under uniaxial compression in universal testing machine until failure. The results show that the strength and ductility has been improved for internally confined concrete column specimens.
Keywords: Strength, Ductility, Expanded Metal Mesh, Internal Confinement, Self-Consolidating Concrete, Ties.
Scope of the Article:  Concrete Engineering.