Why in a beam a minimum value for shear reinforcement is suggested in Code ?
- Flexural member should be capable of developing its full moment capacity rather than having its strength limited by premature shear failure.
- Addition of web reinforcement enhances the shear strength considerably and induce ductile failure mechanism
Published on Apr 17, 2012
Test performed at Structural Engineering laboratory at Reykjavik University (www.ru.is/sel).
The shear force displayed is the point load (the force from the jack divided by two).