Influence of High Axial Tension on the Shear Strength of non-shear RC Beams

H.B. Jørgensen, Linh Cao Hoang, L.S. Fabrin, J. Malgaard

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingArticle in proceedingsResearchpeer-review

1231 Downloads (Pure)


This paper deals with the influence of high axial tension on the shear strength of beams without shear reinforcement. An experimental program with shear-tension tests was carried out. The
experimental results have been used to evaluate the applicability of the Eurocode 2 (EC2) design formula in cases with large normal forces. In addition, the experiments have been used to evaluate
an extension of the plasticity based Crack Sliding Model (CSM) to cover cases with large normal forces. The test results show, that even in the present of very high axial tensile stresses and strains,
the member is still able to carry significant shear stresses. The analysis reveals that the EC2 formula is over conservative in this regard.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International IABSE conference : Assessment, Upgrading, Refurbishment of Infrastructures
Number of pages7
Publication date2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational IABSE conference: Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures - Rotterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 6 May 20138 May 2013


ConferenceInternational IABSE conference


  • Shear tests
  • Concrete beams
  • Axial tension
  • Eurocode 2
  • Crack Sliding Model


Dive into the research topics of 'Influence of High Axial Tension on the Shear Strength of non-shear RC Beams'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this