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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