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Title: The Use of Rational Design Methods for Shear
Author(s): M. P. Collins
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 351-374
Keywords: aggregate interlock; building codes; crack width and spacing; axial loads; models; reinforced concrete; shear strength; structural design; Design
Abstract:Describes the essential features of the "modified compression field theory." A group of behavioral models based on these assumptions is presented. The use of these models is illustrated and reference is made to experimental data and to existing design codes. A simple, unified design method for shear that is able to approach both routine and unusual design problems is presented. The method is applicable to both prestressed and nonprestressed concrete members. It treats members subjected to either axial tension or axial
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