The main focus of this study is to significantly contribute to the current knowledge on the behaviour of RC continuous T-beams strengthened in shear using the Deep Embedment (DE) technique where large shear forces are combined with large negative bending moments. For this purpose an experimental program consisting of ten two-span continuous T-beams designed to fail in shear has been executed. This work also aims to deepen understanding of the interaction between the existing steel stirrups and the DE strengthening bars, monitoring at the same time the effect of DE bar spacing, the effect of DE bar type and the effect of DE bars’ angle of insertion. This paper reports on the progress made towards these aims.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2016
EditorsKoichi Maekawa, Jun Yamazaki, Akio Kasuga
Publisherfib. The International Federation for Structural Concrete
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9784990914806
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event11th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2016 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 29 Aug 201631 Aug 2016

Publication series

Namefib Symposium
ISSN (Print)2617-4820


Conference11th fib International PhD Symposium in Civil Engineering, 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© fédération internationale du béton (fib).

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)


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