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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Shear Strength of Normal and Light Weight Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams without Web Reinforcement
by Shuaib H. Ahmad, S.F.A.Rafeeqi, Shamsoon Fareed

In this paper, an analytical study is conducted to evaluate the predictive accuracy of Euro code EC2 equation and eleven (11) empirical equations proposed in the literature by several researchers for predicting the shear capacity of deep reinforced concrete beams. The results indicate that for normal strength as well as high strength reinforced concrete deep beams, the Euro code EC2 predictions are overly conservative. Among the eleven (11) empirical equations, empirical equation proposed by Karim et al is identified to be superior to the other proposed equations
Keywords: empirical equations, shear strength, deep beams, shear span to depth ratio, concrete compressive strength
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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