Shear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams without Transverse Reinforcement Based on Critical Shear Displacement

Yuguang Yang, Joost Walraven, Joop Den Uijl

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Abstract

This paper presents a new concept to evaluate the shear capacity of reinforced concrete beams without shear reinforcement having flexural shear failure. Based on experimental observations, it is proposed that the opening of the critical inclined crack can be considered as the lower bound for the shear capacity of a structural member. It is also proposed that the unstable opening of the critical inclined crack is triggered when the shear displacement in an existing flexural crack reaches a critical value Δcr. Thus the critical shear displacement is used as a failure criterion, and based on that a new shear evaluation method is proposed. The method shows agreeable accuracy when compared with test results in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04016146
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Volume143
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Concrete and structures
  • Critical shear displacement
  • Reinforced concrete beams
  • Shear
  • Without transverse reinforcement

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