Date of Award

1971

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied Science

Department

Applied Science

Physical Description

1 online resource (ix, 50 leaves, ill. (part col. mounted)

Subjects

Concrete beams -- Testing

DOI

10.15760/etd.1481

Abstract

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).

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/10247

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