Author: Gladwell, G.M.L.; Barber, J.R.
1 January 1992
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Gladwell, G.M.L.; Barber, J.R.
The executive summary from a 2018 Research Award-winning project. The project worked to experimentally explore and numerically describe the ductile behaviour of hollow steel sections in cyclical loading in the inelastic range.
This paper demonstrates that it can be appropriate to add part of the shrinkage strain to the cracking strain resulting from mechanical loads. A revision to the crack width expression 7.8 in Eurocode 2, which currently ignores this effect, is proposed and discussed.
A new constitutive model that captures the experimentally demonstrated confinement and moisture-dependent behaviour of concrete when heated under multiaxial mechanical load.