1568 Minimum Shear Reinforcement

The minimum area of shear reinforcement required by ACI 318-02 is given by

Ay,min = 0.75yJc—wS > 50f- in.2 (psi and in.) Jy Jy

16 Jy Jy

This continuous function replaces the more complex minimum shear reinforcement requirements of ACI 318-99 [81].

The minimum amount of shear reinforcement required by EC2-02 is given by

EC2-02 indicates that this minimum area of shear reinforcement is subject to change in a National Annex.

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