Shear Reinforcement For Deflection Ductility of Flat Plates


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Title: Shear Reinforcement For Deflection Ductility of Flat Plates

Author(s): Carl Erik Broms

Publication: Structural Journal

Volume: 87

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 696-705

Keywords: bent-up bars; building codes; deflection; ductility; tests; flat concrete plates; flexural strength; punching shear; reinforcing steels; shear strength; stirrups; structural design; Structural Research

Date: 11/1/1990

The deflection ductility of flat plates with different types of shear reinforcement is tested. Excellent performance is achieved with a combination of bent bars and stirrups, even at reinforcement ratios exceeding 0.75{rho}b. Code requirements for flat plates are critically reviewed, and design recommendations are given for the bent bar/stirrup reinforcement arrangement.