Experimental Investigation on Safety and Serviceability Conditions of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams
Manjusha L1, Sri Harsha G2

1L Manjusha, PG Student, Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
2G Sri Harsha, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), India.
Manuscript received on 30 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 May 2019 | PP: 243-247 | Volume-7 Issue-6C2 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10450476C219/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: A Deep beam is defined as a structural member having aspect ratio (L/D) less than 2.0 for simply supported beam, less than 5.0 for continuous beam and dominated by shear deformation. In the experimental investigation six deep beams are casted, out of which two are conventional beams, two are chlorinated and remaining two are added by bolts and nuts. The main objective of this paper is to investigate the behavior of RC deep beams under different exposure conditions. Parameters under consideration are shear behavior of RC deep beams, modes of failure, load deflection response, factors affecting strength, crack pattern. Emphasis is also given to study the behavior of deep beams in resisting deflection and cracking along with serviceability conditions like fatigue, vibration and durability. As the serviceability performance checks are mandatory for structural members exposed to environmental conditions which ultimately effects strength, performance of RC deep beams are quantified and tested to check the width of diagonal spacing cracks that form under the application of service loads.
Keywords: Deep Beam, Serviceability, Crack Pattern, Stress-Strain Response, Durability.
Scope of the Article: High Performance Concrete