Shear design of high strength concrete beams

Mohiuddin A. Khan, Edwin Rossow, Surendra Shah

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1 Scopus citations


Brief history of the idealized truss models for shear design is traced. Modified Compression Field Theory (MCFT) using strut and tie beam is applied to High strength concrete (HSC). Beams. A computer program based on multi-layered elements located across the beam depth and a refined stress-strain curve for HSC are used. Theoretical results obtained are examined in the light of experimental results of beams. Provisions of ACI Code 318 are examined for HSC shear design. Owing to recent development of more accurate fracture mechanics methods, an alternate Fracturing Truss model (FTM) is recommended for inclusion in future design codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStructures Congress 2000
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Technology in Structural Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventStructures Congress 2000: Advanced Technology in Structural Engineering - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: May 8 2000May 10 2000

Publication series

NameStructures Congress 2000: Advanced Technology in Structural Engineering


OtherStructures Congress 2000: Advanced Technology in Structural Engineering
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA


  • Beams
  • Design
  • Fracture mechanics
  • High strength concretes
  • Shear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Building and Construction


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