JAABE
[ Building Structures and Materials ]
Journal of Asian Architecture and Building Engineering - Vol. 15, No. 3, pp.589-596
ISSN: 1346-7581 (Print) 1347-2852 (Online)
Print publication date 30 Sep 2016
Received 06 Oct 2015 Accepted 13 Jul 2016
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3130/jaabe.15.589

Flexural Performance of Reinforced High-Strength Concrete Beams with EAF Oxidizing Slag Aggregates

Sang-Woo Kim1 ; Yong-Jun Lee2 ; Young-Hyun Lee3 ; Kil-Hee Kim*, 4
1Research Assistant Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan, Republic Korea
2Doctoral Candidate, Department of Architectural Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan, Republic Korea
3Assistant, R&D Center, Extpile Co., Ltd., Seoul, Republic Korea
4Professor, Department of Architectural Engineering, Kongju National University, Cheonan, Republic Korea

Correspondence to: *Kil-Hee Kim, Professor Kongju National University 275 Budae-daong, Cheonan, 330-717, Republic of Korea Tel: +82-41-521-9335 Fax: +82-41-562-0310 E-mail: kimkh@kongju.ac.kr

Abstract

This study evaluates the flexural behavior of reinforced high-strength concrete beams with electric arc furnace (EAF) oxidizing slag aggregates. The main test parameters include the type of aggregates, compressive strength of concrete, and tension reinforcement ratio. A total of eight simply supported beam specimens subjected to four point loads are cast and tested in flexure. Two types of aggregates, natural and EAF oxidizing slag aggregates, are used in this study. The compressive strength of the concrete is designed to have normal- and high-strengths of 24 MPa and 100 MPa, respectively. The tension reinforcement ratios of beam specimens are 0.3 and 0.5 times the balanced reinforcement ratio for flexure. The experimental results indicated that the flexural strength of specimens was not affected by the type of aggregate, whereas the flexural ductility of specimens with EAF oxidizing slag aggregates was superior to that of specimens with natural aggregates, regardless of the compressive strength of concrete and the tension reinforcement ratio.

Keywords:

electric arc furnace oxidizing slag aggregates, flexural performance, reinforced concrete, high-strength concrete, ductility

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