Designing against size effect on shear strength of reinforced concrete beams without stirrups: II. verification and calibration

Zdenek P Bazant*, Qiang Yu

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Abstract

After theoretical derivation of the general form of the size effect formula for beam shear in the preceding Part I, this Part II presents experimental verification by least-square fitting of those existing individual data sets that have a broad size range. Subsequently, empirical prediction formulas for the size effect parameters, consisting of the asymptotic small-size strength v 0 and the transitional size d 0, are calibrated by least-square regression of (1) a recent American Concrete Institute database with 398 data points, and (2) a combination of this database with large-scale Japanese tests and Northwestern reduced-scale model tests. Previous alternative proposals for dealing with the size effect in beam shear are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1886-1897
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
Volume131
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

Keywords

  • Calibration
  • Concrete beams
  • Fracture
  • Shear strength
  • Size effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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