What is the difference in application between open stirrups and closed stirrups in concrete beams?Posted in Concrete Engineering, Steelworks | Email This Post |
Open stirrups are provided principally to resist shear forces in concrete beams and they are applied in locations in which the effect of torsion is insignificant. U-shaped stirrups are placed in the tension side of concrete beams in which shear cracks would occur. However, when concrete beams are designed to resist a substantial amount of torsion, closed stirrups should be used instead.
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