Ductility of Flat Plates: Comparison of Shear Reinforcement Systems, by Carl Erik Broms/AUTHOR'S CLOSURE

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					ACI 318/ACI 421.1R-99 punching shear predictions                                            author’s tests, indicate that ACI 318 and ACI 421.1R-99
  The author’s predictions for all four specimens using any                                 provisions do not overestimate the punching shear
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Description: [...] if the author had used, instead of V^sub calc^, the V^sub pred^, defined as the minimum value between the nominal punching capacity with shear reinforcement (V^sub n1^) limited to the upper bound for punching capacity (V^sub n1,max^), the nominal shear capacity outside the shear reinforced zone (V^sub n2^), and the force Vy corresponding to the yield of all the top flexural reinforcement, as presented in Table A, the results obtained for Specimens 18a and 18b would have been similar to the ones for Specimens 19a and 19b with ductility reinforcement, giving no clear advantages to the shear reinforcement system of using ductility reinforcement in that department. AUTHOR'S CLOSURE General reply Design philosophy-It appears that all discussers have to be reminded of the fact that the tests were performed to examine the ability of the best available traditional design concept and a new design concept to provide ductile behavior to flat plates in case of accidental loading due to, for instance, a gas explosion or forensic activities.
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