Circular Openings in Webs of Continuous Beams

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Title: Circular Openings in Webs of Continuous Beams

Author(s): N.F. Somes and W.G. Corley

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 42

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 359-398

Keywords: beams (supports); cracking (fracturing); deflection; deformation; floors; joists; lightweight aggregate concretes; loads (forces); openings; reinforced concrete; shear strength; stress-strain relationshipss; structural design; tests; web reinforcement

Date: 1/1/1974

Abstract:
The second phase of a comprehensive investigation is reported. Tests show the effect on strength and behavior of circular web openings in continous lightweight-aggregate concrete joist floors. Principal variables were size, location, reinforcement, and spacing of openings.