This thesis was submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Engineering Science at the University of Melbourne, February, 1978. This thesis project examined the validity of the shear friction analogy as a design tool and as a representation of the physical mechanism of failure occurring on a shear plane in a reinforced concrete member. In an experimental investigation the failure modes in specimens representing ideal design situations were examined and, in particular, the influence of the method of achieving the clamping force across the shear plane was studied. In addition a statistical analysis of experimental data available in the literature was carried out to examine the influence of several major parameters on the correlation between the experimental results and the values derived from various possible shear friction design equations. Both the experimental investigation and the statistical investigation raised serious doubts as to the validity of the shear friction analogy and the resulting design equations currently in use. (TRRL)

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    Melbourne University, Australia

    Grattan Street
    Parkville, Victoria 3052,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Boland, J A
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 177 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00310397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM