The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 53 (1975) > Issues > Issue 12 > Correspondence on Shear Strength of Reinforced Brickwork Beams by G.T. Suter and A.W. Hendry
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Correspondence on Shear Strength of Reinforced Brickwork Beams by G.T. Suter and A.W. Hendry

I find this paper particularly interesting because my firm were recently engaged by a company manufacturing precast prestressed concrete components to carry out a design study of the behaviour of their strip-type (66 mm deep section) lintels in composite action with brickwork, with the intention of preparing safe load tables and design charts. Our problem was essentially a special case of reinforced brickwork with the embedded bar reinforcement replaced by a prestressed concrete section able to sustain some tension at service loads. After studying the literature, we decided to make an allowance for the effect of the shear arm ratio which is vindicated by the authors' results. R.C. Hairsine