A New Approach to Ultimate Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beam in Inclined Cracking and Reduction of Web Reinforcement in Bridge Girders

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Title: A New Approach to Ultimate Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beam in Inclined Cracking and Reduction of Web Reinforcement in Bridge Girders

Author(s): Zenon A. Zielinski

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 26

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 411-456

Keywords: beams (supports); bending moments; bridges (structures); cracking (fracturing); diagonal tension; reinforced concrete; research; shear properties; strength; structural design; ultimate strength method; web reinforcement

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
On the basis of the author's research carried on since 1957, he defines strength limits of reinforced concrete beams, and strength in inclined cracking in particular. It appears that inclined cracking due to shear does not terminate the work of the beam.