Behavior of Shear Critical Wide Beams

Ornelas, Ivan


Seven over-reinforced beams were tested at the Structural Engineering Ferguson Laboratory of The University of Texas at Austin. The main objective of this project was to determine the load capacity up to failure of every specimen and compare it with the nominal load capacity predicted by the STM provisions of the ACI 318-02 Code and AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications and determine the efficiency of these design codes.

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