Ultimate Strength of Deep Beams in Shear


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Title: Ultimate Strength of Deep Beams in Shear

Author(s): V. Ramakrishnan and Y. Ananthanarayana

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 65

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 87-98

Keywords: beams (structural);deep beams;diagonal tension;loading;reinforced concrete; shear strength;spltting tensile strength;testing.

Date: 2/1/1968

Describes an investigation of the behavior and ultimate shear strength of 26 single span simply supported reinforced concrete deep beams having different depth-span ratios. The beams were tested both under concentrated (at a single point and two points) and distributed loads. Based on the observed behavior and strength an equation is presented for predicting the ultimate shear strength of deep beams.