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