To avoid sudden collapse just after a shear crack, minimum shear reinforcement is provided in prestressed concrete member in the form of stirrups. IS 1343 suggested the relation as ________.

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MPSC AE CE Mains 2017 Official (Paper 1)

Option 3 : \(\frac{{{A_{sv}}}}{{b.{S_v}}} = \frac{{0 \cdot 4}}{{0 \cdot 87fy}}\)

**Concept:**

**Prestressed Concrete:**

- Prestressed concrete is basically concrete in which internal stress of suitable magnitude and distribution are introduced so that. the stress resulting from the external load is counteracted ta the desired degree.
- Prestressed concrete is different from a conventional RCC structure due to the application of an initial load on the structure prior to its use.

**Shear Reinforcement:**

- According to
**IS:1343 - 1980,**the minimum shear reinforcement is provided, - When
**(V)**, the**shear force**due to the ultimate loads, is less than**(V**, the shear force which can be carried by the concrete_{C})**,****Minimum shear reinforcement**should be provided in the form of**stirrups**such that:

\(\frac{{{A_{sv}}}}{{b{s_v}}} = \;\frac{{0.4}}{{0.87{f_y}}}\) Where,

A_{sv }= Total cross-section area of strirup legs effective in shear.

b = breath of the member which T, I, and L beams should be taken as the breath of the rib,

S_{v} = Strriup spacing along the length of the member, and

f_{y} = Characteristic strength of the stirrup reinforcement which shall not be taken greater than 415 N/mm^{2}.

__Additional Information__

The shear reinforcement need not be provided in the following cases.

- Where V is less than 0.5 V
_{c}, and, - In members of minor importance.