Load Test with Reinforced Concrete
Architectural Testing, Inc. — 130 Derry Court, York, PA 17406, (717) 764-7700
Results Analyzed by:
Ensoft, Inc. — 3003 W. Howard Lane, Austin, TX 78728, (512) 244-6464
ATI Report No.: B7179.01-122-42
Report Date: 6/13/12
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Interpretation of Testing Results on Truline Composite Sections
Validate predicted performance of Truline filled with reinforced concrete through independent testing and analysis.
Truline samples measuring 14 ft. long by 3 ft. wide filled with 3000 psi concrete and rebar were placed in 4 point loading ranging from 1000 to 40000 pounds while their center point deflections were measured for the given loads.
Predictions for the test performance for the as-built specimens were made using L-Pile software by computing moment curvature behavior for the material geometries and properties.
Test Results Summary:
An analysis showed that the predicted moment-curvature behavior closely matched the observed results. With the computational method validated, it could then be used with confidence to determine the moment capacities for the sections under many variations of concrete strength and reinforcing steel design.