Overview of Structural Behavior of Members Subjected to Torsion

by Abdeldjelil Belarbi,
Gary Gordon Greene,
Maria Cristina Vidigal de Lima,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures 2004: Building on the Past, Securing the Future


The torsion strength of concrete beams depends on many factors, such as the amount of reinforcement, the volumetric ratios of longitudinal and transverse steel bars, the concrete strength, the aspect ratios (depth-to-width dimensions of the cross section), and spacing of longitudinal bars and of the stirrups. The failure mechanism can vary from a sudden and brittle failure to a ductile one depending on the volumetric ratios of longitudinal and transversal reinforcement. Also the concrete strength and the amount of reinforcement can change the characteristic failure.

Subject Headings: Structural behavior | Torsion | Concrete structures | Steel structures | Reinforced concrete | Structural strength | Strength of materials | Concrete beams

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