The performance of epoxy-coated shear reinforcement

Jonathan C. McGormley, Douglas B. Cleary, Julio A. Ramirez

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This paper addresses the performance of epoxy-coated stirrups in reinforced concrete beams under bending and shear. A review of previous work in bond and detailing of stirrups is presented. The results of an experimental program are described. From these results several conclusions are found, supported by ultimate failure load, deflection, stirrup strain, crack pattern, and crack width data. All beams reinforced with epoxy-coated stirrups as well as those with uncoated stirrups failed at higher than calculated shear capacities from those in ACI 318-89 (Revised 1992)1 and the proposed AASHTO LRFD 1993 Bridge Specifications.2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)531-537
Number of pages7
JournalACI Structural Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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