Reinforced masonry grouted using self-consolidating grout (SCG) is a relatively new and economically competitive option for construction, providing advantages such as reduced construction time, decreased noise and vibration, and reliable consolidation. However, SCG has different properties than conventional grout and its performance should be verified using current governing code requirements. The purpose of this research program was to determine the development length of spliced reinforcing bars in masonry grouted with SCG.Twelve masonry panels, four courses high and two and a half blocks wide, were constructed using 8-inch concrete masonry units, each with two pairs of vertically spliced #6 reinforcing bars. Six of the panels had splice lengths that met current code provisions to verify that the code requirements are adequate for use with SCG. The remaining panels had shorter splice lengths than required to investigate the possibility of shorter splices in SCG. The ultimate bond strengths were compared to the design requirement for a splice to develop 125% of the yield strength of the rein-forcing bars.All lap splices developed the required stress, including those with shorter lengths. This indicates that the current code provisions are adequate to determine the development length of reinforcement splices in masonry grouted with SCG and reinforced with #6 bars in the specific configurations tested. According to this study, a development length reduction factor may be viable when SCG is used in masonry.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Civil and Environmental Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Nielson, Annie Ruth, "Splice Performance of #6 Reinforcing Bars in Masonry with Self-Consolidating Grout" (2019). Theses and Dissertations. 7765.
self-consolidating grout, development length, masonry, splice