Title: Shear Transfer of Reinforced Concrete Beams Under Reversed Loading
Author(s): R.H. Brown and J.O. Jirsa
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 347-358
Keywords: beams (supports); cantilever beams; cracking (fracturing); cyclic loads; deflection; failure; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; shear strength; stirrups; stress transfer; tests
Reinforced concrete cantilever beams were subjected to end deflection reversals of from five to ten times the deflection at yield. . .The paper concludes that closely spaced vertical stirrups significantly increase the number of cycles to failure, but the mechanism of failure may differ from that of monotonically loaded beams.