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Deep beams: the minimum area of distribution reinforcement As,dbmin

Eurocode 2 part 1-1: Design of concrete structures   9.7 (1)

Deep beams (the span is less than 3 times the overall section depth) should normally be provided with an orthogonal reinforcement mesh near each face, with a minimum area of distribution reinforcement As,dbmin.


The recommended value for the minimum area of reinforcement As,dbmin is 0,001Ac but not less than 150 mm2/mm in each face and each direction.

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