Volume 2003 (2003) Issue 725 Pages 305-319
This paper presents the results of tests of four reinforced concrete beams with web reinforcement in order to measure the significance of shear deformation of the beams after diagonal cracking. The parameters affecting shear behavior, i. e. reinforcement ratio, shear span-to-depth ratio, and web reinforcement ratio were considered here. In addition, parametric study is performed by using the results of nonlinear finite element analysis and analytical model for predicting shear deflection is derived. The validity of the proposed model is made through the comparison with the above experimental results. It was found that the additional shear deflection computed using the present model agrees well with the experimental measurement.