This study experimentally investigated the effects of transverse rebar on the shear behavior of Y-type perfobond rib shear connectors. Push-out tests were performed on 12 specimens for which the strength and diameter of transverse rebar were utilized as variables. Test results from a previous study were used to confirm the shear strength and ductility of the Y-type perfobond rib shear connectors, along with the initial cracking and failure modes of the concrete. The results showed that shear strength increased as the diameter of the transverse rebar increased, and this effect was amplified in concrete with lower compressive strength.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2017R1D1A1B03028262). In addition, it was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning ( KETEP ) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy ( MOTIE ) of the Republic of Korea ( No. 20174030201480 ). The sponsors had no other role in the study.
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Materials Science(all)