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Volume 323, 202010th International Conference of Advanced Models and New Concepts in Concrete and Masonry Structures (AMCM 2020)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Adnanced Models and New Concepts in Concrete Structures|
|Published online||05 October 2020|
Effect of shear span-to-depth ratio on posttensioned concrete crane beams shear capacity
Chair for RC and PC Structures, Cracow University of Technology, 24 Warszawska St., 31-155 Cracow, Poland
The shear span-to-depth ratio has the most significant influence on the shear capacity of beams and determines their failure mode. The subject of the current project is the shear capacity of precast posttensioned concrete crane beams disassembled after more than fifty years of being used in an industrial plant. The paper gives the theoretical basis for the shear capacity of such elements as well as standard design models. The conducted tests showed that despite the low shear reinforcement ratio, the elements do not fail in a brittle mode but show a clear indication of prospective destruction. It was also confirmed that in the case of poorly shear-reinforced PC elements, a clear arch action can be distinguished with a low shear span-to-depth ratio, whereas in the case of a higher ratio there is a classical beam action.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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