An analysis is presented for predicting the strength of reinforced concrete beams that are subjected to torsion and have openings cast in them in order to provide for the passage of service ducts. The equations proposed are based on addition of stresses due to torsion and flexure in the longitudinal reinforcement and the addition of stresses due to torsion and transverse shear in the stirrups. Test results of 14 beams with openings are also presented. Correlation between the test results and the strength predicted by the analysis indicates that the equations conservatively but adequately predict the strength of the beams.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Daniel, H R
    • McMullen, A E
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 607-617
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 12811
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM