Challenging the limits for beam bending designs

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The traditional design limits of beams in bending have been challenged by testing from very under-reinforced design to over-reinforced and strengthened over-reinforced designs in order to investigate if the current limits could be abolished. The ductility of normally reinforced beam depends significantly on the amount of reinforcement and an over-reinforced design can be modified to behave as a normally reinforced design, but with extreme ductile behaviours, but may requires stirrups beyond the codes requirements for columns. The ductility of under-reinforced beams may exceed that of some normally reinforced designs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XXIII Nordic Concrete Research Symposium
Number of pages4
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventXXIII Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research & Development - Aalborg Congress & Culture Center, Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 20 Aug 201723 Aug 2017
Conference number: 23


ConferenceXXIII Symposium on Nordic Concrete Research & Development
LocationAalborg Congress & Culture Center
Internet address


  • Modelling
  • Reinforcement
  • Structural design
  • Testing


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