Concrete Beams with Openings: Analysis and Design

1st Edition

M. A. Mansur, Kiang-Hwee Tan

CRC Press
Published January 29, 1999
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780849374357 - CAT# 7435
Series: New Directions in Civil Engineering

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This book compiles state-of-the-art information on the behavior, analysis, and design of concrete beams containing transverse openings.
Discussions include
  • the need, effects, and classification of openings as well as the general requirements for fulfilling design
  • pure bending, combined bending, and shear - illustrated with numerical examples
  • torsion alone or in combination with bending and shear
  • large rectangular openings as well as opening size and location on beam behavior
  • methods for analyzing ultimate strength and serviceability requirements
  • effects of torsion in beams
  • large openings in continuous beams and their effects on possible redistribution of internal forces as well as guidelines and procedures for the design of such beams
  • effect of prestressing on the serviceability and strength of beams with web openings
  • design against cracking at openings and ultimate loads
    Concrete Beams with Openings serves as an invaluable source of information for designers and practicing engineers, especially useful since little or no provision or guidelines are currently available in most building codes.
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