Resal effect

The Resal effect is a structural engineering term which refers to the way the compressive force acting on a flange of a tapered beam reduces the effective shear force acting on the beam.[1][2]


  1. James R. Libby (30 November 1990). Modern Prestressed Concrete: Design Principles and Construction Methods. Taylor & Francis. pp. 222–3. ISBN 978-0-442-31923-6.
  2. Wai-Fah Chen; Lian Duan (24 January 2014). Bridge Engineering Handbook, Second Edition: Superstructure Design. CRC Press. p. 227. ISBN 978-1-4398-5229-3.

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