Date of Award

2012

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Sreekanta Das

Keywords

Applied sciences

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

In large masonry beams, the development of flexural cracks arises due to flexure. It is believed that flexural cracks are largest between the neutral axis and flexural reinforcement in large masonry beams. The addition of intermediate reinforcement in large masonry beams is believed to reduce side face crack flexural cracks widths. The experiment was carried out to determine the effect of intermediate reinforcement on flexural cracking behaviour in large masonry beams. An experimental study using fifteen prisms and eight beam specimens was completed. It was found that the addition of intermediate reinforcement effectively reduced intermediate widths and provided an evenly distributed cracking pattern.

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