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CIRIA GUIDE 2 The design of deep beams in reinforced concrete OVE ARUP & PARTNERS CIRIA | PUBLICATION Es i> ( CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. / tis a non-profit-distributing organisation carrying out research on NU behalf of its members. Membership includes all types of firms and organisations which have an involvement with construction, including clients, designers, consultants, contractors and suppliers. ‘The members collaborate in research aimed at improving the efficiency of design, construction and management, and the performance and serviceability of building and civil engineering works. They initiate and take part in the research programme, and have preferential access to the results of research projects CIRIA obtains cost effectiveness by contracting out the detailed and specialist aspects of research to the most suitable extemal bodies. The cost of research is met from member subscriptions and special contributions, supplemented in some cases by public funds, For further details and subscription rates apply to The Secretary, CIRIA, 6 Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1P 3AU. Telephone: 01-222 8891 ‘SUMMARY ‘The design of deep beams in reinforced concrete Construction Industry Research and Information Association Guide 2, January 1977 ‘The Guide provides simple rules for designing reinforced concrete beams of span/depth ratio below 2 for single spans or 2.5 for m les deal with cases where pacity of the beam may be affected by elastic insat 1¢ beam may affect performance. The dé ution in deep beams, desi SUMMARY ‘The design of deep beams in reinforced concrete Construction Industry Research and Information Association Guide 2, January 1977 ‘The Guide provides simple rules for designing reinforced concrete beams of span/depth ratio ‘below 2 for single spans or 2.5 for multiple spans. Supplementary rules deal with cases where load capacity of the beam may be affected by elastic instal ‘or where holes in the beam may affect performance, The derivation of the rules ‘Appendices give typical stress distribution in deep beams, design examples, buckling strength. shear strength of top-loaded deep beams, and an estimate of deflections in deep beams. where loads are concentrated, ‘SUMMARY ‘The design of deep beams in reinforced concrete Construction Industry Research and Information Association Guide 2, January 1977 ‘The Guide provides simple rules for de inforced concrete beams of span/depth rati below 2 for singe spans or 2.5 for multiple spans. Supplementary rules deal with cases whe load capacity of the beam may be affected by elastic instability, where loads are concentrat ‘or where holes in the beam may affect performance. The derivation of the rules i given. Appendices give typical stress distribution in deep beams, design examples, buckling streng! shear strength of top-loaded deep beams, and an estimate of deflections in deep beams. ‘SUMMARY ‘The design of deep beams in reinforced concrete Construction Industry Research and Information Association Guide 2, January 1977 ‘The Guide provides simple rules for designing reinforced concrete beams of span/depth rati below 2 for single spans or 2.5 for multiple spans. Supplementary rules deal with cases whe load capacity of the beam may be affected by elastic instability, where loads are concentrat ‘or where holes in the beam may affect performance. The derivation of the rules is given. i jon in deep beams, design examples, buckling strengt ‘an estimate of deflections in deep beams.