A New Test Setup for Experimental Test of RC Beams under Combined Shear and Torsion
Studying the RC beams’ behavior, when they are exposed to combined shear and torsion is one of the most important problems in civil engineering which has been going on for half a century. In this study, to build a suitable set up and to load the beams properly, is of special importance when an area of little bending as the test area is needed in the pure shear and torsion test. In this investigation, based on the primary principle of structure analysis and fixed support, a setup is developed and its efficiency has been evaluated. Also this support system has been tested for five RC beams under the eccentricity of zero (pure shear) to extreme (pure torsion) and its efficiency has been evaluated and confirmed through these five tests.
Yun-Hae Kim, Prasad Yarlagadda, Xiaodong Zhang and Zhijiu Ai
S. B. Talaeitaba and D. Mostofinejad, "A New Test Setup for Experimental Test of RC Beams under Combined Shear and Torsion", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 335-336, pp. 355-358, 2011