Title: The Fundamental Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams in Bending and Shear
Author(s): H.P.J. Taylor
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 43-78
Keywords: aggregate interlock; beams (supports); bending; compressive strength; cracking (fracturing); dowels; elastic analysis; modulus of elasticity; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; shear properties; shear strength; stress transfer
Research on the shear strength of reinforced concrete beams in bending and shear indicates that although reliable empirical conclusions can be made about beam behaviour, little is known about the way in which reinforced concrete beams carry shear.