Masters in Structural Engineering

Thesis Circa 2011

The purpose of my capstone design project report was to discuss the behavior of a hooked bar in concrete carrying a tension force. The cover and bonded length were varied to observe the effect on the load distribution between the hook portion and the bonded length portion of a hooked bar. Each specimen had 1 or 2 inches of cover. Each specimen had a bonded length of 8, 12, or 16 inches. Straight rebar was also tested to provide a control and comparison to the hooked bars with similar cover and bond length variables. The abstract and full text can be accessed by clicking the header.