Concrete Beam Design  Shear in a Concrete Beam Design
A concrete column failing in shear
The following Concrete Shear Examples are shown here:
Shear in Concrete (complex method)^{[1]}
V_c = {1.9\sqrt {f'_c} + 2500ρ_w{\left(V_ud\over M_u\right)b_wd } \le { 3.5\sqrt {f'_c} b_wd} }
where:
V_{c} = The shear in the concrete
f'_{c} = The compression strength of the concrete (e.g. 4 ksi, 6 ksi)
ρ_{w} = The steel reinforcement ratio for the web \left(ρ_w = {A_s\over b_wd}\right)
V_{u} = The ultimate shear acting in the member
M_{u} = The ultimate moment acting in the member
b_{w} = the width of the concrete beams web
d = the depth of the concrete beam (note: that this is not the same as the height of the beam)
f'_{c} = The compression strength of the concrete (e.g. 4 ksi, 6 ksi)
ρ_{w} = The steel reinforcement ratio for the web \left(ρ_w = {A_s\over b_wd}\right)
V_{u} = The ultimate shear acting in the member
M_{u} = The ultimate moment acting in the member
b_{w} = the width of the concrete beams web
d = the depth of the concrete beam (note: that this is not the same as the height of the beam)
Shear in Concrete (simple method)^{[1]}
V_c = { 2\sqrt {f'_c} b_wd}
ACI 318.11.8 allows a 10% increase in the shear for ribs of floor joist construction (As long as the ribs are at least 4" wide, have a depth no more than 3.5 times the width of the rib, and have a clear spacing less than 30")
Shear Capacity in Steel Stirrups (V_{s}) :
V_s = {A_vf_{yt}d\over s } \le {8\sqrt {f'_c} b_wd}
where:
V_{s} = The shear in the steel stirrups
A_{v} = the area of the vertical stirrups (note that it should be 2*A_{bar} since they run on both faces)
f_{yt} = The yield strength of the steel (e.g. 40 ksi, 60 ksi)
s = the spacing of the steel stirrups
A_{v} = the area of the vertical stirrups (note that it should be 2*A_{bar} since they run on both faces)
f_{yt} = The yield strength of the steel (e.g. 40 ksi, 60 ksi)
s = the spacing of the steel stirrups
If {øV_c\over2} \ge V_u then it is not necessary to consider V_{s}. [ACI 11.5.6.1] This assumes that:

Shear Checks:
 Check to ensure V_{u} < V_{umax}
V_{umax} = {10\sqrt {f'_c} b_wd}
References
 American Concrete Institute, "ACI 318", 2005