Study of Design Methods for Reinforced Concrete Curved Beams


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Title: Study of Design Methods for Reinforced Concrete Curved Beams

Author(s): M. Abul Mansur and B. Vijaya Rangan

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 78

Issue: 3

Appears on pages(s): 226-254

Keywords: bending; collapse; curved beams; elastic analysis; limit state design; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; shear properties; statically indeterminate structures; structural design; tests.

Date: 5/1/1981

Three different methods of design for reinforced concrete horizontally curved beams are investigated. Tests were carried out on three beams designed by these methods. The beams were completely fixed at the supports and subjected to a vertical point load. The suitability of the design methods is discussed on the basis oc observed behavior, strength, and modes of collapse, and by comparing the amoutn of steel required in each beam.