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Correspondence on Combination of Links and Central Bars as Alternative Shear Reinforcement by Dr. S.B. Desai

Mr A. N. Beal (M) (Thomason Partnership) Dr Desai has presented an interesting paper on a proposition most engineers have probably not considered: the use of centrally-placed horizontal steel in a reinforced concrete beam as shear reinforcement. However, in the paper the derivation of the proposed design formula (1) is not explained clearly and it would be helpful to have some explanation of this, as it is not obvious that it is necessarily the most appropriate formula to assess the contribution of such reinforcement.