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In large masonry beams, the development of flexural cracks arises due to flexure. It is believed that flexural cracks are largest between the neutral axis and flexural reinforcement in large masonry beams. The addition of intermediate reinforcement in large masonry beams is believed to reduce side face crack flexural cracks widths. The experiment was carried out to determine the effect of intermediate reinforcement on flexural cracking behaviour in large masonry beams. An experimental study using fifteen prisms and eight beam specimens was completed. It was found that the addition of intermediate reinforcement effectively reduced intermediate widths and provided an evenly distributed cracking pattern.
Boutilier, Bryan, "The effectiveness of intermediate reinforcement in large masonry beams" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4792.