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									 ACI STRUCTURAL JOURNAL                                                                                 TECHNICAL PAPER
Title no. 109-S18

Behavior of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams
with Large Opening
by Dipti R. Sahoo, Carlos A. Flores, and Shih-Ho Chao

Large openings in reinforced concrete (RC) deep beams generally                 exists for a particular structure that results in different calcu-
interrupt the load transfer by concrete struts and cause a sharp                lated capacities.
decrease in strength and serviceability. The reinforcement detailing               Large openings, if located between the loading point
of these deep beams based on strut-and-tie models (STMs) can                    and the support, will disrupt the flow of force transfer and
be complex and, very often, these models may not predict th
								
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