Analytical Study of Reinforced Concrete Continuous Deep Beams

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A nonlinear finite element analyses carried out using the SAP2000 program, to predict  the ultimate load for two different types of reinforced concrete continuous two-span deep beams. The good comparison between the analytical results and experimental data demonstrates the accuracy of the program. The effects of web openings was studied and shows that the effect of web opening location has a great effect on the ultimate load especially when the load path  passes through the openings centerline. Web opening location also have a great effect on values and distribution of shear stresses especially at opening region.
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Deep Beam; Finite Element; Reinforced Concrete; Web Opening

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