Effect of compression reinforcement on the shear strength of reinforced concrete bridge beams

L. Gale, T. J. Ibell

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Abstract

The effect of compression reinforcement was studied on the shear strength of reinforced concrete bridge beams. It was found that the addition of compression reinforcement gave a marginal increase in shear capacity for beams without stirrups by allowing a more favourable stress distribution. For beams with stirrups, any shear capacity enhancement was only due to the increased confinement of the web concrete provided by the reinforcement cage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)429-431
Number of pages3
JournalMagazine of Concrete Research
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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