Portland State University. Department of Applied Science
Shriniwas N. Pagay
Term of Graduation
Date of Publication
Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Science
Concrete beams -- Testing
1 online resource (ix, 50 pages)
This investigation represents a comparative study of the flexural behavior of lightweight and normal weight concrete. Both theoretical and experimental moment-curvature characteristics of the tested specimens were used to study the flexural behavior.
A generalized computer program to determine the moment-curvature relationships of a singly reinforced rectangular concrete beam was developed.
For this limited study it was observed that lightweight concrete beams when compared to normal concrete beams achieve comparable moment capacity (about 92% of normal weight concrete) but exhibit higher deflections (about 40% more than normal weight concrete).
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Zareh, Mohammad, "Comparative Study of Lightweight and Normal Weight Concrete in Flexure" (1971). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 1483.