|Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Circular Cross Section Members|
kandidatka: Ildiko Merta
Candidate Ildiko Merta presented MSc work that includes theoretical and experimental evaluation of shear strength of circular cross section members.
She developed original algorithms for analytical evaluation of shear strength capacity on the basis of inclined compressive struts including spirals at different angles.
Theoretical results were compared with test results obtained at our laboratories. Though the number of tests was not sufficient very good agreement was found in comparison with theory.
The work presented is of high standards and fulfills requirements for MSc work very well.
(Graz, 21. Februar 2003 prof. dr. Lutz Sparowitz)