publication . Article . 2013

Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Membrane Elements Subjected to Bidirectional Shear Loads

Labib, M.; Moslehy, Y.; Ayoub, A.;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2013
  • Publisher: AMER CONCRETE INST
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The shear design and behavior of a typical membrane reinforced concrete (RC) element has been extensively studied in the past several decades. Such design requires knowledge of the constitutive behavior of RC elements subjected to a shear stress acting along its plane (in-plane shear). These constitutive models were accurately derived from experimental test data on representative RC panel elements. The true behavior of many large, complex structures, however, involves interaction between the in-plane and out-of-plane shear stresses acting on the RC element. To investigate this interaction, large-scale tests on representative concrete panels need to be conducted....
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