Developments in Plasticity Approach to Shear

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    The paper deals with plastic methods applied to shear design of reinforced concrete beams. Emphasis is put on the recently developed crack sliding model applicable to non-shear reinforced and lightly shear reinforced beams and slabs. The model, which is an upper bound plasticity approach, takes into account the mechanism of crack formation followed by crack sliding. Comparisons between the model and test results are carried out. Good agreement has been found over a wide range of cases.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEngineering Study and Research
    Issue numberxx
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

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