American Society of Civil Engineers


The Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Members


by Joint ASCE-ACI Task Committee 426 on Shear and Diagonal Tension of the Committee on Masonry and Reinforced Concrete of the Structural Division, James G. MacGregor, (committee chairman)

Journal of the Structural Division
, Vol. 99, No. 6, June 1973, pp. 1091-1187

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Document type: Journal Paper
Discussion: by Nripendra S. Bhal    (See full record)
Discussion: by Rolf A. Jakobsen    (See full record)
Discussion: by Madhujit Mukhopadhyay    (See full record)
Discussion: by Knut Waagaard    (See full record)
Discussion: by David Haldane    (See full record)
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Abstract: This report reviews the present (1973) state-of-the-art in the knowledge of the shear strength and behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete beams, deep beams, brackets, and other members. Although design criteria are discussed, specific design recommendations have not been made in this report. Chapter 1 introduces the report and briefly reviews the more important types of shear failures. Chapter 2 discusses the basic mechanisms of shear transfer in reinforced concrete members. Chapter 3 deals with beams. The first half of this chapter describes the behavior and strength of beams failing in shear.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Prestressed concrete
Reinforced concrete
Shear strength