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PUNCHING SHEAR CAPACITY OF REINFORCED CONCRETE FOOTINGS IN DESIGN CODES AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH CONDITIONS

AUTHOR/S: Z. BONIC, V. PROLOVIC, N. DAVIDOVIC
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2010

10th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2010, www.sgem.org, SGEM2010 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 20-26, 2010, Vol. 1, 265-272 pp

ABSTRACT

Punching control is the obligatory part of calculation of shallow reinforced concrete
footings exposed to considerable concentrated forces through the columns. Complexity
of the stress state in the footing supported by deformable bedding requires a detailed
theoretical analysis and experimental research, in order to make correct conclusions and
confirm the introduced theoretical propositions. In the paper, the fundamental concept
of preparation of experimental tests that were carried out on the test samples –
foundation footing on the real soil under real load has been presented. The test
specimens – models have been described, as well as the applied materials, preparation
of the bedding, measuring equipment, and planned testing method.

Keywords: experiment, reinforced concrete footing, punching