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Title: A Finite Element Analysis of Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams
Author(s): J. Houde and M.S. Mirza
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 103-128
Keywords: aggregate interlock; beams (supports); bonding; computer programs; crack width and spacing; cracking (fracturing); dowels; finite element method; reinforced concrete; shear strength; shear stress; shear tests; structural analysis
Abstract:Proposed theoretical solution of the shear strength of reinforced concrete beams involves numerical procedures using successive approximations taking into account the non-linear behaviour of the concrete and its progressive cracking. A finite element model is proposed which offers a reasonably accurate picture of the stresses and srains distribution in reinforced concrete beams at service and ultimate loads.
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