High cycle (fatigue) resistance of reinforced concrete beams with lap splices

Telvin Rezansoff, James A. Zacaruk, Jeffrey G. Afseth
1993 Canadian journal of civil engineering (Print)  
The development of current design standards for reinforced concrete beams containing lap splices has been mainly aimed at preventing failures due to static (monotonic) loading, or low cycle, high intensity (seismic) loading. However, little consideration has been given in these standards or in previous research to the performance of lap splices when subjected to high cycle, low intensity (fatigue) loading. Also, recently proposed design equations for lap splices under static loading will permit
more » ... shorter lap lengths. For these reasons, a study was initiated to investigate the fatigue resistance of reinforced concrete beams with lap splices. A principal variable in this research program was the degree of transverse reinforcement (stirrups) which was provided along the lap splice. lV
doi:10.1139/l93-081 fatcat:7tr5fdrne5ffrbckwywlkzh5cm