Applications of Critical Shear Crack Theory to Punching of Reinforced Concrete Slabs with Transverse Reinforcement

This paper discusses the limitations of the traditional approach for estimating the punching strength of shear-reinforced flat slabs and proposes a new theoretical model, based on the critical shear crack theory, to investigate the strength and ductility of shear-reinforced slabs. Because the proposed approach is based on a physical model, it can account for the layout of shear reinforcement as well as various mechanical and geometrical parameters, making is applicable to a wide number of shear reinforcement systems. Very good agreement is found when comparing the proposed approach to available test data.

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    • Ruiz, Miguel Fernandez
    • Muttoni, Aurelio
  • Publication Date: 2009-7


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01140932
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 11 2009 8:42PM