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Title: Experimental Verification of Resistance-Demand Approach for Shear of HSC Beams

Author(s): Ahmed K. El-Sayed, and Ahmed B. Shuraim

Publication: IJCSM

Volume: 10

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 513–525

Keywords: shear strength, reinforced concrete beams, resistance, demand, high strength concrete, verification

DOI: 10.1007/s40069-016-0168-1

Date: 12/30/2016

The resistance-demand approach has emerged as an effective approach for determining the shear capacity of reinforced concrete beams. This approach is based on the fact that both the shear resistance and shear demand are correlated with flexural tensile strain from compatibility and equilibrium requirements. The basic shear strength, under a given loading is determined from the intersection of the demand and resistance curves. This paper verifies the applicability of resistance-demand procedure for predicting the shear capacity of high strength concrete beams without web reinforcement. A total of 18 beams were constructed and tested in four-point bending up to failure. The test variables included the longitudinal reinforcement ratio, the shear span to depth ratio, and the beam depth. The shear capacity of the beams was predicted using the proposed procedure and compared with the experimental values. The results of the comparison showed good prediction capability and can be useful to design practice.