Diagonal Crack Width Control in Short Beams


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Title: Diagonal Crack Width Control in Short Beams

Author(s): Gerhard T. Suter and R. F. Manuel

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 68

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 451-455

Keywords: Beams (support), brackets, crack width, cracking (fracturing), deflection, reinforced concrete, k stirrups; wc b reinforcement

Date: 6/1/1971

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.