Document Type

Concrete structures paper

Publication details

Fragomeni, S & van Staden, R 2014, 'Design of reinforced concrete corbels using AS3600-2009', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. I, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 351-356. ISBN: 9780994152008.

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First engineered in the 1900’s (Hughes and Crisp, 2008), corbels have proved to be ideal for supporting significant loads from beams or slabs. With the present increasing demand for high strength concrete by designers and contractors, limitations in design formulas of current concrete structures codes become apparent and often iterative design processes are required. As such this study summarises design formula constraints from a number of design codes (AS3600-2009, AS3600-2001 and ACI318-11) followed by the use and verification of a design chart for concrete ranging from 20- 100MPa. The chart is validated by comparison with published test results from previous research.