Proposal of Shear Strength Equation for Wide Beams
In this paper, an improved shear strength equation was proposed for predicting the shear strength of concrete wide
beams. A shear test was performed on 9 concrete wide beams with different spacing of transverse reinforcement and width of
supports. The proposed shear strength equation was developed based on extensive experimental results. The accuracy of
proposed shear strength equation was evaluated against experimental results. The proposed equation was shown to provide the
well prediction on shear strength for concrete wide beams.
Index Terms - Transverse spacing, Support width, Wide beam, GFRP plate with openings