Comparison of design calculations of Deep beams using various International Codes

International Journal of Civil Engineering
© 2015 by SSRG - IJCE Journal
Volume 2 Issue 10
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Firoz Alam Faroque, Rishikesh Kumar
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Firoz Alam Faroque, Rishikesh Kumar, "Comparison of design calculations of Deep beams using various International Codes," SSRG International Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 2,  no. 10, pp. 18-26, 2015. Crossref,


A deep beam is a structural member whose behaviour is dominated by shear deformations. Until recently, the design of deep beams per U.S. design standards was based on empirically derived expressions and rules of thumb. For structural members exposed to public view or environmental elements, the serviceability performance of the structure is arguably as significant as its strength. Typically, the serviceability performance of reinforced concrete deep beams is quantified by the width and spacing of diagonal cracks that form under the application of service loads. In design, diagonal cracking in service can be limited by comparing the cracking load to the service load and adjusting the section as necessary. Also, web reinforcement can be provided to restrain the width of diagonal cracks if they do happen to form in service. Currently, the minimum web reinforcement provisions in various design specifications are inconsistent and in general, do not address whether the required reinforcement considers serviceability demand as well as strength demand. In this paper, the design of deep beam has been carried out using three codes namely the Indian standard code, the American Concrete Institute code and the Construction Industry Research and Information Association code. The results have been obtained on the various designs that have been done based on these methods and they have been tabulated and the graphs plotted.


  ACI, CIRIA, IS Code, Deep Beam, Shear.


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