Design for Shear: EC2 vs HKConcrete2013

Date, time & venue
2017-11-29;6:00 pm – 6:30 pm (Refreshment), 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (Talk);Chan Yat Mei Sophie Room – 9/F


Speakers: Ir Prof J S Kuang, PhD CEng FICE FIStructE FHKIE, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology



EN 1992, Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures (EC2) specifies technical rules for the design of structural concrete, using the limit state design philosophy. In EC2, the ‘variable strut inclination method’ is adopted for the shear design of beams, which is a variable-angle truss model with the inclined angle of diagonal concrete strut varying between 21.8 and 45; whereas a ‘45-degree truss model’ is used for the shear design in HKConcrete2013/BS8110. This seminar presents the principle of shear design to EC2. Differences of design for shear between EC2 and HKConcrete2013 are addressed and discussed.


About Speaker:

J S Kuang is a Professor of Civil Engineering at HKUST. He received his PhD in engineering science from the University of Cambridge and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Hong Kong. His research interests are primarily focused on the design and behaviour of concrete structures for seismic resistance and computational modelling of concrete/masonry structures. His research awards include the Telford Premium and the T K Hsieh Award from ICE; the Best Transactions Paper Prize from HKIE; and the Grand R&D Award of Structural Excellence Award from HKIE-IStructE JSD.


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