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Title: Comparative Study of Bent-up Bars with other Forms of Secondary Reinforcement in Beams
Author(s): Kitcha Leksukhum and R. B. L. Smith
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 32-35
Keywords: beams (supports);bent-up bars;reinforced concrete;reinforcing steels; research; shear strength;stirrups;web reinforcement.
Abstract:Although considerable research has been devoted to the effects of stirrups as shear reinforcement, bent-up bars which have been used for many years and are included in the reccomendation of all codes of practice, have received little systematic study. This paper presents a direct comparision of three forms of web reinforcement, vertical and inclined stirrups, and bent-up bars, and it is found that the web reinforcement ratio provides a satisfactory basis for the evaluation of the relative efficancy of these types.
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