Why only 50% of longitudinal reinforcement considered For Column Shear Calculation?
for column shear calculation, Tc shall be calculated for tension reinforcement. As column is mainly axial force carrying member, all the rebar would not be in tension. Also, when column is designed, rebars below the neutral axis are in tension. For shear check, identifying rebars those are in tension for combination which is critical in shear would be critical. Thus, RCDC assumes the 50% of the tension reinforcement for shear calculation