Detailing for Torsion


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Title: Detailing for Torsion

Author(s): Denis Mitchell and Michael P. Collins

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 73

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 506-511

Keywords: anchorage (structural); beams (supports) ;cover; cracking (fracturing): crack width and spacing: detailing;reinforced concrete: reinforcing steels; spalling; stirrups: structural design; torsion.

Date: 9/1/1976

This paper discusses the detailing af torsional reinforcement. First, the functions of the longitudinal and transverse torsional steel are explained in terms of a simple, easy to visualize model. After introducing the concept of spalling of the concrete cover, the detailing requirements which are necessary if the reinforcement is to fulfill its functions are presented. The consequences of incorrect detailing are discussed.