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V. Badalamenti1; G. Campione, Ph.D.2; and M. L. Mangiavillano, Ph.D.3

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Abstract: This paper presents an analytical model to determine the compressive response of concrete members, having a square

transverse cross section and reinforced with steel angles at the corners and steel strips connecting the steel angles. The model evaluates

the effects of transverse strips and steel angles on confinement pressures, including strength and buckling phenomena. Compressive

response was evaluated in cases of directly and indirectly loaded elements. The data produced correlate well with available experimental

data.

DOI: 10.1061/共ASCE兲EM.1943-7889.0000069

CE Database subject headings: Concrete columns; Strength; Steel; Confinement; Buckling.

Author keywords: Concrete columns; Strengthening; Steel angles; Strips; Ribbons; Confinement; Strength; Buckling.

compromise in the structural elements. In this case the angles can

Several strengthening systems utilize the benefits produced by the be realized with end plates connected to the floor in order to

lateral confinement of reinforced concrete columns to increase assure that the angle will work in compression, but it is not able

strength and the ductility. These include traditional steel stirrups, to transfer the tension to the angles.

FRP wraps, steel jacketing, a system using angles with smoothed Finally, when no attention is given to the realization of the

edges and pretensioned steel ribbons 关active confinement manu- structural details regarding the connection of the angles to the

fact 共CAM兲 system as in Dolce et al. 共2001兲兴, light-weight or relative floors 共e.g., angles shorter than RC columns兲, the angles

normal-weight concrete jacketing, etc. Among the steel strength- cannot be considered as additional longitudinal reinforcement. In

ening systems is a decades-old system that utilizes both steel this case the angles have to be considered as confining elements

angles and strips. In particular, this system is realized applying only.

four steel angles to the corners of RC members. The angle pieces

Several studies give clear information about the evaluation of

are connected transversally by discontinuous steel strips welded

the compressive response of strengthened members from a theo-

to the angles.

retical point of view, using complex mechanical models or ana-

This strengthening technique for RC columns improves both

bearing capacity and ductility, reduces the risk of buckling of lytical solutions obtained using finite element analyses, 关see e.g.,

main bars under compression, and improves the bond action with Braga et al. 共2006兲 and Montuori and Piluso 共2009兲兴. Most of the

concrete. analytical studies 关see e.g., Cirtek 共2001a兲兴 give indication mainly

Depending on the structural details of the beam-to-column for the determination of the load carrying capacity or for the

joint location, the steel angles can be considered to act both in design of this strengthening method. Few studies consider the

tension and in compression, only in compression or, finally, can increase in load carrying capacity, due to the combined action of

be considered as providing a confining effect only. In fact, only the confinement effect and the load carried by the directly loaded

when connection between angles of different storey is effectively steel angles. The analytical model proposed here is a mechanical

realized without interruptions, they can be considered acting in model able to consider cases of indirectly and directly loaded

tension and in compression. It must be noted that it is often very angles including buckling and confinement effects. It is the opin-

ion of the author that these aspects are not often analyzed in the

1

Ph.D. Student, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Aerospaziale e existing literature and this paper adds new information to the

Geotecnica, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, I-90128 Palermo, existing knowledge.

Italy. The focus of the present paper is the determination of the

2

Associate Professor, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Aerospa-

compressive response in terms of load-shortening curves of a con-

ziale e Geotecnica, Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, I-90128

Palermo, Italy 共corresponding author兲. E-mail: campione@stru.diseg. crete member, with a square cross section, strengthened with steel

unipa.it angles at the corners 共acting in compression or as proving a con-

3

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale, Aerospaziale e Geotecnica, fining effect only兲, and with steel strips welded or ribbons fixed

Università di Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, I-90128 Palermo, Italy. transversally with mechanical devices to the angles, as shown in

Note. This manuscript was submitted on September 19, 2008; ap- Figs. 1共a and b兲. The presence of longitudinal and transverse steel

proved on July 7, 2009; published online on July 9, 2009. Discussion

reinforcement, pre-existing to the strengthening system, was not

period open until July 1, 2010; separate discussions must be submitted for

individual papers. This paper is part of the Journal of Engineering Me- considered, such as failure due to rupture of the welded sections.

chanics, Vol. 136, No. 2, February 1, 2010. ©ASCE, ISSN 0733-9399/ Moreover, cases of preload members are not examined before the

2010/2-230–238/$25.00. strengthening application.

!" $" Both actions induce a triaxial state of stresses on the concrete

core with a consequent increasing in bearing capacity and ductil-

-./('$ 0+*'1&'0 (2-0'0 -./('$ +.0+*'1&'0 (2-0'0 ity of the compressed member. The model allows one to predict

the compressive response of the member and to estimate the val-

$&''( $&*+,$ ues of normal and shear stresses developed in RC members with

the strengthening devices.

$# $#

!" #!# !" According to this model, neglecting the inertia of the jacket-

&"

ing, it is possible to obtain the equivalent confinement pressure

!"

induced by the strengthening system on a column with a square

#!# &#

cross section in the form

$ % $

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!"

%

S2

36 · Ec · Es ·· t2

S

$&''( -./('$ f1 = ·· 共MPa兲 共1兲

S2

25 · Ec · b + 24 · Es · t2 · 共2 ⫻ + 5兲

S

angles directed loaded; 共b兲 angles undirected loaded where Es, Ec, and represent, respectively, the elastic modulus of

steel, the elastic modulus of concrete and the Poisson coefficient

of the concrete.

From Eq. 共1兲 it is possible to note that the confinement pres-

Existing Analytical Models sure is variable during the loading process 共Ec, , and 兲 and it

depends on the thickness 共t2兲 and height 共s2兲 of the strips, and on

In this section it was discussed some analytical models 关Braga et their spacing s.

al. 2006; Montuori and Piluso 2009; Eurocode 8 2003兴 used to The second analyzed model is the one proposed by Montuori

predict the compressive response of concrete members strength- et al. 共2002兲 and Montuori and Piluso 共2009兲 that allows one to

ened by steel corner angles and strips. predict the response of concrete members strengthened with steel

The cases examined here refer to a member with a square angles and strips and subjected to centric or eccentric load. It

cross section of Side b 共see Fig. 1兲 strengthened with steel angles allows one to obtain the compressive response in terms of load-

of side L1 and thickness t1, and with steel strips of height s2 and shortening curves, including the confinement effects and the

thickness t2 placed at a spacing s. buckling phenomena of the longitudinal steel bars. In the case of

Moreover, f y is the yield stress of the steel strips and of the eccentric load, the model allows one to determine the strength

steel angles, or in the case of CAM system, 共in which steel rib- domain 共moment-axial force兲 of the RC strengthened member.

bons are used rather than steel strips兲, f y is the ultimate stress of With reference to the confined concrete, the strength enhance-

the fixing device 共Dolce et al. 2001兲. Steel, notwithstanding the ment is determined by means of the effective confinement pres-

second-order effects, acts in tension and in compression with an sure f le, obtained through the confinement pressure f l, induced by

elastic-plastic behavior. the strengthening devices, and of an effectiveness coefficient ke,

The first model the author would like to consider is one re- determined in an analogous way such as the one given in Mander

cently proposed by Braga et al. 共2006兲 which considers the con- et al. 共1988兲.

fining effects induced by steel angles and strips on reinforced The lateral confinement pressure induced by the steel angles

concrete members in compression. According to this model, a and strips is applied to the plane, effective only in a portion of the

compressed member subjected to longitudinal strain , laterally section’s core, while along the height 共spacing between two

expands, and the transverse strengthening devices 共angles and strips兲 it is further reduced, taking into account the discontinuity

strips兲 produce confining actions by means of normal and shear of the strips.

stresses at the interface between column and strengthening The reduction of the effective area in the case of members

system. reinforced with stirrups, as proposed by Mander et al. 共1988兲, is

shown in Fig. 2共a兲, while the case of columns strengthened with

steel angles, as suggested by Montuori and Piluso 共2009兲, is

shown in Fig. 2共b兲.

a) b)

Taking into account the reduction of the area in section and in

confined core confined core

height, as proposed by Montuori and Piluso 共2009兲, the effective-

ness coefficient results

冋 册冉

2 共b − 2 · L1兲2 S

冊 2

b

ke = 1 − · 2 · 1− 共2兲

3 b 2·b

unconfined stirrups

steel angles Finally, the lateral confinement pressure is determined by the

equilibrium condition of a half confined concrete section, obtain-

Fig. 2. Effectively confined core according to: 共a兲 Mander et al. ing in the hypothesis of yielding of steel plates, the following

共1988兲; 共b兲 Montuori et al. 共2002兲 relationship

!" $"

1

fᐉ = · s · f y 共3兲

2 /+ /- /+ /- /+ /-

)

*-' ,- " .)

being s the transverse geometrical steel ratio in the spacing s, *+' ,+

.

*+' ,+ *-' ,- *+' ,+ *-' ,-

expressed by #

"

01(

%&' &

*-' ,- *-' ,- *-' ,- 01)

4 · t2 · s2

s = 共4兲

b·s

(

Starting with the effective confinement pressure 共f ᐉe = ke · f ᐉ兲, it is . .(

the abacus reported in Mander et al. 共1988兲, which allows one to Fig. 3. Simplified model for concrete reinforcing interaction: 共a兲

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According to Montuori et al. 共2002兲 the ultimate strain reached

by the confined concrete, in correspondence to the ultimate strain

su of the strips, results determined examining the responses of the confined core and of

the steel angles, taking into account their contribution in strength

1.4 · f y · s · su

cu = 0.004 + 共5兲 and in confinement pressures.

f cc

with su the ultimate strain of strips under tension. Calculation of Equivalent Uniform Confinement

Several concepts proposed by the mentioned models are also Pressures

included in recent codes, such as the Eurocode 8 共2003兲. This

code considers this strengthening technique and prescribes that The confinement pressures in the plane of strips, and in volume of

the spacing between two successive steel strips should be at least concrete between two successive strips due to the steel angles and

b / 2 and their thickness has to be substantial 共8–9 mm兲 to obtain strips, are calculated following the concept that if a column is

increment of compression due to confinement affects. In the case loaded axially it shortens and expands transversely in proportion

of rectangular columns with a high ratio of sides, it needs to to the Poisson coefficient and to the transverse dimension of the

diminish the free length between the steel strips by means of steel element. A generic cross section of the element is considered as a

bars crossing the structural member in order to tighten the two shell in a biaxial state of deformation that expands on the quantity

opposing strips. ␦ = ⫻ ⫻ b / 2 for each side.

According Eurocode 8 共2003兲 the confining devices produce a The confinement pressures at strip level are determined fol-

strength increment in concrete, expressed by lowing the procedure proposed by Campione 共2008兲 for the case

冋 冊 册

of concrete columns with cross section reinforced with stirrups

f cc = f c0 1 + 3.7 · 冉 ␣ · s · f y

2 · f c0

0.87

共MPa兲 共6兲

and longitudinal bars. Particularly, it was assumed a plane model

referred to a quarter of the transverse cross section as shown in

Fig. 3共a兲. A further simplification consists in assuming a one-

with ␣ = effectiveness factory, equal to dimensional model as shown in Fig. 3共b兲. This model considers

two elastic beams on elastic springs placed in a series and simu-

共b − 2 · R兲2 + 共h − 2 · R兲2 lating the steel angle and the steel strip. The elastic springs simu-

␣=1− 共7兲

3·b·h late the interaction between steel reinforcement and confined

R being the radius of filled corners of the cross section and, b and core. Since the inertia of steel angle, function of the length L1,

h, being the dimensions of the rectangular cross section. thickness t1, and of pitch s between strips, compared to inertia of

It is evident that the following expression, reported in Euro- the strip, is much higher 共base s2 and thickness t2兲, it seems rea-

code 8 共2003兲, adopts the rule of the effective confinement pres- sonable to assume that the angle behaves like a rigid beam.

sure The stiffness of the springs, acting in a perpendicular direction

to the beam axis, according to Campione 共2008兲 is assumed as

1

f1 = · ␣ · s · f y 共8兲 Ec

2 kv = 共10兲

b · 共1 − v兲

According to Eurocode 8 共2003兲 the ultimate strain of confined

concrete can be estimated through The strips have flexural stiffness proportional to the quantities

EsⴱI, where I is the moment of inertia of the cross section of the

fy strip given by

cu = 0.004 + 0.5 · ␣ · s 共9兲

f cc

S2 · t32

I= 共11兲

12

Proposed Model

The equilibrium equation of the elastic beam on springs in a

The model here proposed aims to predict the compressive re- deformed configuration, in terms of lateral displacement w, is

sponse of concrete columns strengthened with steel angles and governed by the following differential equation:

strips and examines the cases of steel angles directly and indi-

rectly loaded, taking into account the strength and the second- d 4w kv

+ · 共␦ − w兲 = 0 共12兲

order effects on steel angles. The response of the columns will be dx4 Es · I

where ␦ = transverse deformation of the unconfined concrete 关cos2共L2兲 − cosh2共L2兲兴

column. C = 共␦1 − ␦兲 ·

关sen共L2兲cos共L2兲 + senh共L2兲cosh共L2兲兴

The solution to the differential equation for the deflection

curve is

D=−C 共18兲

w共x兲 = âx · cos âx + D · cosh âx · senâx 共13兲

where  = parameter assuming the role of relative stiffness and it As shown in Campione 共2008兲, the confining pressure q共x兲 can be

can be expressed in explicit form by assumed proportional to stiffness kv of concrete and to the effec-

tive displacement, the latter being the difference between ␦ and w,

= 冑4

kv · A2

4 · Es · I2

共14兲

resulting in

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being A2 = t2 · s2 the area of strips, Eq. 共14兲 can be written as

3 Ec displacement 关see Eq. 共18兲兴 and is a function of the unknown

= · 共15兲

b · t22 Es · 共1 − 兲 axial force F 关see Eq. 共16兲兴.

Moreover, the confinement pressures q共x兲 at strip level do not

By using Eq. 共15兲 it is clear that the stiffness of the strip-concrete

reflect the discontinuity of the confinement pressures between two

system depends on Young’s module of materials and from the

successive steel strips. Therefore, a reducing effectiveness coeffi-

geometric characteristics of the strip section. To calculate the four

cient has to be introduced. As proposed by Campione 共2008兲, it is

constants A, B, C, and D, the boundary conditions are imposed on

here supposed that in a generic point at distance z from the steel

the extremity sections.

strips, the confinement pressure distribution can be expressed by

It must be observed that the steel angle, being continuous

the product of the pressures q共x兲 关is the same q共y兲兴 for an ana-

along its length and having thickness greater or equal to that of

lytical equation A共z兲 in the form

the strip, has a flexural stiffness that can be considered, with good

approximation, much higher than the flexural stiffness of the strip.

Therefore, the displacement w1共x兲, for the entire length L1, can be p共x,z兲 = q共x兲 · A共z兲 共20兲

uniformly equal to the strip and steel angle elongation ␦1 induced It must be considered that the confinement pressures exercised by

by the tensile force F, arising as result of the hampered lateral the angles are accompanied by shear friction acting on the legs

expansion. This displacement is expressed by perpendicular to the beam on elastic springs 共parallel to the force

w1共x兲 = ␦1 = F · 冉 L1

+

L2

Es1 · s · t1 Es2 · ss · t2

冊 共16兲

F兲. This shear action can be assumed proportional to the confining

pressure q共x兲 and to a frictional coefficient here assumed = 0.5

关see Adam et al. 共2007兲兴.

where Es1 and Es2 = Young’s modulus of steel angle and strip, Therefore, the resultant of confining pressures is as follows:

respectively 共in case of steel Es1 = Es2 = Es兲.

For the beam of length L2 having w2共x兲 displacements, the

冕 冕 冕

L/2 s/2

following boundary conditions have to be verified: R= p共x,z兲 · dx · dz = 2 · 共1 + 兲 · q共x兲dx · A共z兲dz

冏 冏

v 0 0

dw2共x兲

w2共x兲兩x=0 = ␦1 =0

冕

L/2

dx x=0 = 2 · 共1 + 兲 · ksv · q共x兲dx 共21兲

冏 冏 冏 冏

0

d3w2共x兲 dw2共x兲

= 0; =0 共17兲 in which the ksv = same already proposed by Campione 共2008兲 in

dx3 x=0 dx x=L2

the form

By using Eq. 共17兲 the following expressions of the four constants

冕

s

A, B, C, and D are obtained in the form:

k sv = 2

A共z兲 · dz = e−共3/2兲·共s/b兲 共22兲

A = ␦1 − ␦ −

s

2

resultant force of the confining pressures in the plane of the strips,

关sen共L2兲cos共L2兲 − senh共L2兲cosh共L2兲兴 and in the space between two successive strips, is equal to 2 · F

B = 共␦1 − ␦兲 ·

关sen共L2兲cos共L2兲 + senh共L2兲cosh共L2兲兴 and substituting Eq. 共22兲 in Eqs. 共19兲, 共13兲, and 共18兲 yields

· · b · k sv

冉 冊

F= 共23兲

冦 冧

1 L1 L2 1

共1 + 兲 · · + +

Es S · t1 Ss · t2 kv

kv · L1 + · 共cosh2 L2 − cos2 L2senL2 · cos L2 + senhL2 · cosh L2兲

If in Eq. 共23兲 the influence of the confinement pressures acting $ 2 '3'

/+ (&)*+%

latter occurs if there is not contact between concrete core and

strips兲, Eq. 共23兲 assumes the simplified expression &' ' '

$

(&,,- %

· · b · e关−1.5·共s/b兲兴 ./0-, #3#

再 冉 冎

%

F⬵ 共24兲

冊

# #

1 L1 L2 b · 共1 − c兲 &# 2

共1 + 兲 · · + + $ $

Es s · t1 ss · t2 Ec · L1 !"# 1

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Therefore, the uniform equivalent confining pressure defined as in Fig. 4. Simplified model for steel angles

Mander et al. 共1988兲 and referred to as the F value, results

f 1共兲 = 共25兲

b·s angles in strength purpose. It consists of a fixed beam at the

supports 共strips兲 loaded in flexure along the symmetry plane with

The confinement pressure given by Eq. 共25兲 is variable with the

axial strain and assumes maximum value when the steel strips are the resultant confining pressures 共q = 2 · 冑2 / 2 · f 1 · Ls兲. Nds is the

yielded 共or if ribbons are used if the mechanical devices adopted force induced by the axial shortening 共if angles are directly

to fix the steel ribbons break under tension兲 and the force F loaded兲, and Ndf is the force induced by the shear friction at strip

reaches the value F = t2 · s2 · f y. levels if angles are shorter than columns 共indirectly loaded兲.

In this case Eq. 共25兲 becomes In these cases the axial force results

Nds = 共2 · L1 · t1兲 · · Es 共29兲

2 · t2 · s2 · f y 关−1.5·共s/b兲兴

f 1 max = ·e 共26兲

共1 + 兲 · b · s Ndf = 共2 · L1 · s2兲 · · f 1 共30兲

The maximum design moment M d max is a function of the confin-

Strength of Confined Concrete ing pressure acting along the steel angles in the pitch s. It can be

calculated referring to a simplified scheme of a fixed beam 共see

For the calculus of the confined compressive strength, the analyti- Fig. 4兲. The maximum design moment has expressions 共in abso-

cal relationship given by Eurocode 8 共2003兲, reported in Eq. 共6兲, lute value兲

is used, but replacing Eqs. 共7兲 and 共8兲 with Eq. 共25兲 and assuming

the confining pressure to be variable with the axial strain. There- 1

M d max = · q · 共s − s2兲2 共31兲

fore, the maximum compressive strength results 12

冋

f cc = f c0 1 + 3.7 · 冉 冊 册

f 1共兲

f c0

0.87

共27兲

Under the hypothesis of elastic-plastic behavior of steel angles the

strength domain M ⴱu, Nⴱu gives the failure condition of steel angles.

The ultimate axial force in steel angle is equal to

The load carried by the core is given by the product of the com-

Nu = 共2 · L1 · t1兲 · f y 共32兲

pressive strength f cc for the square of the side of the transverse

cross section 共b2兲. While the ultimate bending moment in pure flexure results

The corresponding strain according to the Mander et al. 共1988兲

model results L21 · t1

Mu = · fy 共33兲

冋 冉 冊册

4

f cc

cc = co 1 + 5 · −1 共28兲 In the presence of axial force, the ultimate moment that can be

f c0 derived form the textbook 共e.g., Massonnet and Save 1965兲 is

equal to

Strength Contribution due to Steel Angles M ⴱu = M u − M du 共34兲

For both the cases of indirectly and directly loaded angles, con-

sideration must be given to the strength contribution in the bear- with M du = Nⴱu · d 共35兲

ing capacity for the columns including second-order effects. the bending moment due to the axial force acting at yielding on a

reduced portion of depth d is equal to

Strength Contribution due to Yielding of Steel Angles Nⴱu

d= 共36兲

With regard to the strength contribution of steel angles, it must be 16 · f y · t1

considered that they are subjected to the combined effects of axial

force and bending moment 共see Fig. 4兲. The bending moment is Substituting Eqs. 共36兲 and 共35兲 in Eq. 共34兲 yields

the consequence of the lateral expansion of the concrete core. The L21 · t1 · f y 共Nⴱu兲2

axial force is due to the shortening of the column in the case of M ⴱu = − ⱕ Mu 共37兲

4 16 · f y · t1

angles directly loaded or due to the friction action occurring at

strip levels in the case of angles shorter than column 共undirected In the event that the angles are directly loaded by imposing that

angles兲. M ⴱu is equal to M d max and f l = f l max, it is possible obtain by Eq.

'

Examining the equilibrium condition for the buckled angles it

345678 9:;363

results in

&#( 4<345678 9:;363

s2

1 )"2%

1 )"2&" Nc · wh − 2 · M ⴱu + q · L1 · =0 共39兲

8

/ ,-+0.

&#'

wh = lateral displacements; ␦v = axial shortening; and = angle de-

1 )"2)

"#%

fining the buckled position. The compatibility condition is in the

form

"#$

␦v = s − 2 · 冉冊 s

2

· cos = s · 共1 − cos 兲 共40兲

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"

" )" &"" &)" '"" ')" *""

Therefore, a further relation between wh, s, and with = ␦ / s is

+ ,-+. introduced in the form

along the symmetry axis

wh =

s

2

· sen = · 冑1 − cos2 = ·

s

2

s

2

冑 2·

␦v ␦2v

−

s s2

· 冑2 · − 2

s

= 共41兲

共37兲 the maximum axial force available in steel angles, for 2

strength purpose, in the form

Finally, substituting w given by Eq. 共41兲 in Eq. 共39兲 it is possible

Nⴱu = 冑4 · f y · t1 · 共+ t1 · f y · L21 − 4 · M ⴱu兲 ⱕ Nu 共38兲 to obtain the following relationship:

Fig. 5 shows typical strength domain derived from Eq. 共37兲 for

steel angles 50⫻ 5, 50⫻ 8 e 50⫻ 10 mm of steel grade Fe 430

Nc =

1

w

冉

· 2 · M ⴱu − q ·

4

冊

s2

ⱕ Nu 共42兲

according to European Committee for Standardization 共CEN兲

共1993兲. The same graph also shows failure conditions of these Eq. 共42兲 gives critical axial load for each value of ultimate mo-

angles, when subjected to axial force and bending moment in- ment.

duced by maximum confining pressures, acting in square cross If Nc is divided by the area of steel angle and the expressions

section of side 300 mm and reinforced with steel angles and steel of q and M ⴱu are substituted, it is possible to obtain the critical

stress

再冋

strips 50⫻ 5 mm, placed at pitch 300 mm. It is interesting to

observe that in the case of directly loaded angles, the maximum

allowable axial force is significantly lower than the ultimate axial c =

1

·

1

s · L1 · t2 冑2 · − 2

· 2 ·

L21 · t1 · f y

4

−

共Nⴱu兲2

16 · f y · t1

册

冎

force. Moreover, for indirectly loaded angles the ultimate moment

significantly increases with greater thickness of steel angles, and s2

therefore the allowable confining pressure also increases. − 冑2 · f 1 · L1 · 共43兲

4

If in Eq. 共43兲 Nⴱu is assumed variable with the axial strain accord-

Buckling Verification of Steel Angle

ing to N = · 2 · L1 · t1 · Es ⱕ Nu it results the stress-strain curves of

With regard to the stability conditions of steel angles subjected to buckled angle.

the combined effects of axial force and bending moment, a sim- Finally the stress-strain curve for steel angle assumed here is

plified model already assumed by Gomes and Appleton 共1997兲 for expressed as

steel bars in RC members is considered. Fig. 6 shows schemati-

cally the model assumed that refers to a buckled condition of steel

angle fixed at supports spaced s 共steel strips兲. Two rigid bars are

再 min共Es · ;c兲 for ⱕ y

min共f y ;c兲 for ⬎ y

冎 共44兲

connected by the elastic-plastic hinges and subjected to the com-

Fig. 7 shows the variation of the stress strain curves given by Eq.

bined effect of the axial force N and the transverse distributed

共42兲 and also the elastic-plastic behavior assumed for steel angles

load induced by the confining pressures. The distributed load act-

without buckling effect. Cases examined refer to steel angles 50

ing on the steel angles is q.

⫻ 8 mm fixed at space s = b / 2, b, 2b 共for b it was assumed 300

mm兲 to steel strips of side 50 and thickness 8 mm. It is evident

that in the case of s = b and b / 2 the critical strength is higher than

"854&" the yielding value before the yielding strain; while for s = 2 b the

/12 /12

5 +7 +7

risk of buckling occurs at yielding. If the thickness of steel angles

5 is reduces 共e.g., if we assume a thickness of 3 mm兲 the buckling

",' ",' phenomena occurs in the elastic range.

"

"

",' 34

+7

;<)96" /12 Incremental Approach to Stress-Strain Curves

+7 of Confined Concrete

/12

load-shortening curves兲 depending on the axial shortening and on

Fig. 6. Schematic mechanism of the buckled angles the confinement pressures a numerical procedure was adopted.

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" & ' * $ ) (

"

ε " ε# (a) " $ % &' &( '" '$

!"#$%&'(') +,,-

Fig. 7. Stress-strain curves for steel angle with buckling in compres-

sion

&#'

&

The starting point is the assumption of the Mander et al. 共1988兲

equation, but using a curve intertwining with several curves, each "#%

pertaining to a level of confining pressure corresponding to the

σ3 4 56

current axial and lateral strain values. In particular, the procedure "#(

is based on the following steps: an initial value of axial shortening

is assumed; the lateral displacement ␦ = · · b / 2 is computed "#$

assuming a fixed variation law of with 共Elwi and Murray,

1979 expression兲;—the effective confinement pressure f l, the "#'

"

by Eqs. 共25兲, 共27兲, and 共28兲; and finally are determined by " $ % &' &( '" '$

means of the Mander et al. 共1988兲 equation 共assuming the actual (b)

!"#$%&'(') (,,))

secant modulus of elasticity of concrete兲; repeating this procedure

for all possible values of axial strain the complete stress-strain Fig. 8. 共a兲 Load-shortening curves for columns tested by Adam et al.

curve is plotted. The stress was multiplied for b2 to give the 共2007兲 共Specimens A and B for indirect and directed loaded angles兲;

axial load P and was multiplied for H 共height of columns兲 to 共b兲 stress-strain diagram for loaded steel angles

give the average shortening ␦. The whole external load was fi-

nally determined, factoring the contribution of steel angles and

taking into account of the strength and instability conditions 关see The data of Dolce et al. 共2003兲 refer to 800 and 300

Eq. 共43兲兴. ⫻ 200 mm cross section columns tested in uniaxial compression.

The columns, denoted in the following as steel jacketing 共SJ兲,

were strengthened by steel angles L 50⫻ 5 mm and rectangular

Experimental and Theoretical Comparisons steel strips 260⫻ 50⫻ 5 mm and 160⫻ 50⫻ 6 mm 共along the

side with 300 and 200 mm, respectively兲, 200 mm spaced. The

Several experimental projects have studied 共Ramirez 1996; steel type was Fe 360 关according to CEN 共1993兲兴 and the concrete

Ramirez et al. 1997; Cirtek 2001b; Dolce et al. 2003; Adam et al. used was of poor quality with compressive strength of 12. 71

2007兲 referred to compressed members strengthened externally MPa. The Steel angles had 750 mm length and therefore there

with steel angles and steel strips. Most of them give information was no connection between the strengthening elements and the

on the load carrying capacity and only a few of them 关the ones heads, the strengthening elements ending with strips welded to

here assumed for comparison are Dolce et al. 共2003兲 and Adam et the angles. In addition some specimens were strengthened by

al. 共2007兲兴, give complete load-shorting curves in compression. using same four steel angles at the corners, but replacing the steel

Data of Adam et al. 共2007兲 refer to full-size 2,500 mm and strips with high strength stainless steel ribbons having 0.8 mm

300⫻ 300 mm cross section columns tested in uniaxial compres- thickness and 19 mm wide placed at spacing of 40 mm and fixed

sion. The columns were strengthened by steel angles L 80 mechanically to the angles. The steel ribbons had tensile strength

⫻ 8 mm and rectangular steel strips 270⫻ 160⫻ 8 mm at pitch of 780 MPa 共corresponding to the brittle failure of the mechanical

475 mm. The Steel type was Fe 430 关according to CEN 共1993兲兴 devices adopted to fix the steel ribbons to the angles兲.

and the concrete used in the columns had compressive strength Fig. 8共a兲 refers to experimental data of Adam et al. 共2007兲. In

ranging between 10.6 and 15.6 MPa. Two types of columns hav- the same graph, analytical curves obtained using the proposed

ing the same strengthening technique were tested. In columns model are given. The comparison shows the ability of the model

Type A, there was no connection between the strengthening ele- to predict the strength and the strain enhancement due to confine-

ments and the heads, the strengthening elements ending with ment effects and the strength contribution due to steel angles.

strips welded to the angles 共case of undirected loaded兲. In Speci- From comparison of the experimental results, it emerges that the

men B, the connection between the strengthening elements and columns reinforced with directly loaded angles 共Specimen B兲 had

the heads consisted of capitals formed by steel angles L 80 lower bearing capacity in indirectly loaded angles 共Specimen A兲.

⫻ 8 mm with no steel strips placed in the area of capitals 共case of This aspect can be explained with the proposed model because

directly loaded angles兲. when the angle is directly loaded the buckling effects arise 关see

&$"" tension and in a brittle manner. In this case the whole contribution

in the bearing capacity of strengthened columns can disappear 共it

&'""

does not occur in the SJ system兲, due to the loss in the confine-

7(% ment effects and in bearing capacity of steel angles, the latter

&"""

induced by buckling effects.

%""

.#/0 +12-

("" Conclusions

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$"" 78&65406<8;9 : 8:976 68 ;9# ,'""*. In the present paper an analytical model to predict the compres-

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sive response of confined concrete members strengthened with

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'""

steel angles and steel strips or ribbons is proposed and discussed.

Cases of directly and indirectly loaded steel angles are examined.

"

" $ % &' &( '" '$ The model proposed allows one to:

(a) !"#$%&'(') +,,- • Determine the confining pressures distribution at strips levels

and in the space between two successive strips; and

&$"" • Include in the strength contribution of the concrete core the

7(%

presence of steel angles both in terms of confining pressures

&'"" and bearing capacity including the strength and the buckling

effects.

&"""

The application of the proposed model, which is in agreement

with recent experimental researches available in the literature, is

%""

.#/0 +12-

("" application of recent codes 共Eurocode 8 2003兲 and also it stresses

*<;94847;9 the importance of appropriately relating the geometrical and the

$"" 78&65406<8;9 : 8:976 68 ;9# ,'""*. mechanical properties of strengthening devices to the characteris-

(*/ "4"860

tics of concrete core. Moreover, of great importance are the influ-

'"" ence of the thickness and the side length of the angle in relation to

the side of the transverse cross section and to the thickness and to

"

the depth of steel strips. Referring to the use of steel ribbons fixed

" $ % &' &( '" '$

(b)

!"#$%&'(') +,,-

to the column with mechanical stopping devices, the effectiveness

and the easiness of this system compared to the steel strips

Fig. 9. 共a兲 Load-shortening curves for experiments of Dolce et al. welded to the angles system is stressed. But it is also important to

共2003兲 data: steel angles and strips 共SJ system兲; 共b兲 CAM system note the risk in using the previous system because, after the sud-

den failure of the stopping system of the ribbons, a consequent

loss of bearing capacity for concrete core and of the steel angles

Fig. 8共b兲兴, while for indirectly loaded angles the axial force ab- due to buckling effects can occur due to buckling effects.

sorbed is only due to friction effects and buckling effects do not

occur and consequently higher confining pressure is attainable.

The model predicts the experimental results and confirms that in Notation

both cases it is not possible to reach the whole axial resistance of

the steel angles and the maximum confinement effects, because of The following symbols are used in this paper:

the state of stress in the angles 共moment and axial force with the b ⫽ side of the transverse cross section;

second-order effects兲. d ⫽ height of the compressed zone in steel angles;

Figs. 9共a and b兲 show the analogous comparison referring to Ec ⫽ modulus of concrete in compression;

the experimental data of Dolce et al. 共2003兲. Particularly, Fig. 9共a兲 Es ⫽ elastic modulus of steel;

refers to the case of steel angles 共SJ system兲, while Fig. 9共b兲 F ⫽ axial force on the strip;

refers to the CAM system. For the analytical prediction, an f cc ⫽ compressive strength of confined concrete;

equivalent square section of sides 245 mm was adopted 共same f co ⫽ compressive strength of unconfined concrete;

area of 200⫻ 300 mm rectangular cross section兲. In both cases f y ⫽ yielding stress of steel;

the model predicts the whole response and the calculated bearing h ⫽ side of rectangular cross section;

capacity corresponds well with the experimental value and with I ⫽ moment of inertia of strip;

the value predicted using Eurocode 8 共2003兲 expression. It has to ke ⫽ effectiveness coefficient of confinement pressures;

be noted that for the CAM system, since a stress concentration kv ⫽ shell stiffness;

occurs at the corners of the cross section, a reduction factor of the L1 ⫽ side of the angle;

allowable stress in steel ribbons was adopted according to the L2 ⫽ half length of the strips;

model proposed by Campione 共2006兲 for the case of concrete M u ⫽ ultimate bending in angles in flexure;

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cases, comparison is satisfactory and it is stressed that the CAM R ⫽ resultant of confining pressure;

system is very effective in terms of strength enhancements and is s ⫽ pitch of strips;

easier to place in cast with respect to the SJ system, but more s2 ⫽ height of strips;

risks arise when the connecting devices of single strips break in t1 ⫽ angle thickness;

t2 ⫽ strip thickness; rafforzamento dei pilastri mediante il sistema CAM.” Degli atti del

w ⫽ deflection of steel strip; 10° Convengo Nazionale L’Ingegneria Sismica in Italia 共CD-ROM兲,

wh ⫽ lateral displacement of buckled angle; ANIDIS, Potenza-Matera, Italy 共in Italian兲.

␣ ⫽ shape coefficient according to EC8; Dolce, M., Masi, A., Cappa, T., Nigro, D., and Ferrini, M. 共2003兲. “Ex-

␦ ⫽ lateral displacement; perimental evaluation of effectiveness of local strengthening on col-

␦1 ⫽ elongation of the leg of strip; umns of R/C existing Structures.2003.” Proc. of Fib—Symp. Concrete

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cc ⫽ peak strain of confined concrete;

Part 3. Strengthening and repair of buildings.” doc CEN TC250/SC8/

⫽ friction coefficient; N343, Brussels.

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