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.
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- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Building and Construction
- Materials Science(all)