"The purpose of this thesis has been to give the distribution of shear stress inside a haunch. A haunch is generally provided to relieve high stress concentrations at the face of the column. However the nature of shear stress distribution inside the haunch is not known.
This stress distribution was determined from a photo- elastic study on a CR-39 model. It is noted that the haunch reduces the stress concentration at the face of the column but at the same time somewhere near the point where the haunch meets the beam there is a high stress concentration.
Shear stress changes direction within the haunch and a large part of the shear is taken up by the material which is in the lower half of the haunch.
It is also noted that a haunch with an angle greater than 45 degrees with the horizontal is better than one with an angle less than 45 degrees"--Abstract, page 7.
Best, John, 1925-2015
Scofield, Gordon L., 1925-1986
Kick, David D.
Davidson, Robert F., 1911-1971
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
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Mehta, Manyu K., "Shear stress distribution in haunched beam models" (1962). Masters Theses. 2852.