Innovative Shear Design presents a new, rational and economical design procedure that offers increased protection against shear for all types of structures. The first part of the book describes the internal forces imposed on any flexurally bent member, and goes on to describe how these can interact with external loading forces to cause failure. The author then details the new design approach, and explains how its implementation can prevent cracking and failure for a given load. The book contains numerous practical examples describing optimum design techniques for all types of structure.
Innovative Shear Design is an essential reference for structural designers, architects, academics, and researchers. It will also be a key reference text for students of structural design.
Foreword. Preface. Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Mechanism of Diagonal Failure of a Reinforced Concrete Beam. Chapter 3. Practical Application of the Author's Theory. The Fallacy of the Truss Analogy Theory for Reinforces Concrete Beams. Chapter 4. Mechanism of Vibrating Fatigue Failure of a Reinforced Concrete Beam or any other Member (One Quantitative Point of View). Chapter 5. A Triangularly Reinforced Shearwall Can Resist Higher Lateral Forces that an Ordinary Shearwall. Chapter 6. Mechanism of Deformation of the Horizontal. Chapter 7. Combined Conclusions for all Six Chapters. Appendix 1. Brief Comments. Retrospection on the Psychology of Man. References.