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Title: Diagonal Crack Width Control in Short Beams
Author(s): Gerhard T. Suter and R. F. Manuel
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 451-455
Keywords: Beams (support), brackets, crack width, cracking
(fracturing), deflection, reinforced concrete, k
stirrups; wc b reinforcement
Abstract:Short beam test results indicate beams containing no web reinforcement develop diagonal crack widths at working load levels may present a serious serviceability problem. Control of the serviceability problem and simultaneous attainment of flexural capacity requires only a single verti-cal or inclined stirrup. Twelve short, reinforced concrete beams tested in an effort to define control measures with minimum web reinforcement.
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