Revista ingeniería de construcción
versão On-line ISSN 0718-5073
PEREZ GONZALEZ, Jorge Alberto. Reinforced concrete slabs with stainless steel waste . Rev. ing. constr. [online]. 2008, vol.23, n.2, pp. 72-81. ISSN 0718-5073. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50732008000200002.
The results from an experimental program that explores the use of industrial waste materials (specifically sheets of stainless steel that result of the currency coinage) as reinforcement for concrete slabs are presented. Twenty three full size beam-deck specimens were built in order to measure resistance, ductility and failure modes; the experimental analysis in models with reinforcement in different quantities shows that in some cases, under certain quantities and location, it is possible to reach similar load capacities and failure modes as specimens with traditional reinforcement. Based on these results, it is concluded the feasibility of using the material described above as alternative reinforcement in structural concrete elements, as an economic option in the construction of social housing.
Palavras-chave : Reinforced concrete; stainless steel; performance; strength; failure modes.