BEHAVIOR OF REINFORCED CONCRETE DEEP BEAMS UNDER STATIC AND DYNAMIC LOADING, LITERATURE REVIEW AND PILOT STUDY.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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From the review of eleven references concerning reinforced concrete deep beams, it was possible to summarize 1 the modes of failure of deep beams, 2 the static ultimate strength design equations for flexure and shear, and 3 the flexure and shear design equations for deep beams subjected to dynamic loading. In addition, a computer program was written to develop the moment-curvature curve for a reinforced concrete beam section with tensile reinforcement in a single layer. A limited experimental investigation was conducted for two reinforced concrete deep beams having span-to-depth ratios of 1.67 and subjected to a single, concentrated dynamic load at midspan. The results served to point out the areas where additional research is required to develop a more complete understanding of the behavior of reinforced concrete deep beams. Recommendations are made as to needs for additional study. Author