Influence of Loading Rate on Shear Failure Resistance of RC Beams
The aim of this study was to investigate the dynamic shear failure behavior of RC beams under rapid loading through an experimental study. Thus, rapid loading test for 48 RC beams was performed, in which shear span-to-depth ratio, shear reinforcement ratio and loading rate were variable. The RC beams exhibited diagonal tension failure, shear compression failure and flexural failure depending mainly on the shear span-to-depth ratio and the shear reinforcement ratio. The influence of loading rate on the maximum resistance is more significant for the RC beams failed in shear than for those failed in flexure.
Ezio Cadoni and Marco di Prisco
T. Fukuda et al., "Influence of Loading Rate on Shear Failure Resistance of RC Beams", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 82, pp. 229-234, 2011