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Title: Reducing Discrepancy between Deep Beam and Sectional Shear-Strength Predictions
Author(s): Robin G. Tuchscherer, David B. Birrcher, and Oguzhan Bayrak
Publication: Structural Journal
Appears on pages(s): 3-15
Keywords: deep beam; sectional shear; shear span-depth ratio; strut-and-tie model (STM); transition
Abstract:The objective of this study is to reduce the discrepancy between
strut-and-tie modeling and sectional shear strength predictions at an a/d near 2. To accomplish this objective, the authors compiled and analyzed a database of 905 deep beam shear tests; 868 were gathered from the past literature and 37 were tested by the authors as part of a recent experimental investigation. Based on the results of the investigation and an analysis of the database, the authors identify the contributing causes of the discrepancy and recommend improvements to current shear provisions. The strut-and-tie model (STM) procedure proposed by the authors in a separate paper provides a uniform level of conservatism at the transition region between deep beam and ACI 318-11 sectional shear provisions.
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