The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 63 (1985) > Issues > Issue 15 > Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Wall-Beams under Combined Top and Bottom Loads
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Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Wall-Beams under Combined Top and Bottom Loads

The effect of various combinations of top and bottom loading on single-span slender deep beams (wall-beams) is investigated. The concrete beams were reinforced by a mesh of horizontal and vertical steel at both vertical faces in addition to main reinforcement in the tensile zone. The vertical reinforcement percentage was varied and the effects on crack development and ultimate shear strength were examined in relation to the design recommendations of the American Concrete Institute and the Construction Industry Research & Information Association. Professor A.R. Cusens and I.I. Besser