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Title: Circular Openings in Webs of Continuous Beams
Author(s): N.F. Somes and W.G. Corley
Publication: Special Publication
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
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.
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