Shear failure of a reinforced concrete beam with no shear links


  • Material
    Reinforced concrete
  • Dimensions
    63mm x 130mm
  • Design Criteria
    Designed to fail in shear

This video demonstrates a four-point bending test on a concrete beam having no shear reinforcement.

Learning Outcomes:

Viewers will gain an improved understanding of:

  • Shear failure in reinforced concrete beams
  • The importance of providing shear reinforcement

As the load is applied, the beam experiences a sudden, dramatic shear failure close to one of the supports. The video demonstrates the importance of providing reinforcement to resist the shear forces in a beam subject to bending.

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