Strength and behavior in shear of concrete beam-and-slab bridges

Tim J. Ibell, Chris T. Morley, Campbell R. Middleton

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Shear tests on four concrete beam-and-slab bridge specimens are reported in this paper. Quantities of longitudinal steel and shear stirrups were varied in an attempt to determine the strength and behavior in shear. These tests show that significant enhancement in shear strength of the beams is provided by the surrounding concrete slab. In addition, critical shear collapse mechanisms are described. These failure patterns have been used as the basis for an upper-bound plasticity approach to the problem of shear assessment of concrete beam-and-slab bridges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-391
Number of pages6
JournalACI Structural Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 1999


  • Bridges (structures)
  • Deflection
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Restraints
  • Shear strength
  • Standards
  • Stirrups
  • Strains
  • Tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction


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