Fatigue strength of RC beams without transverse reinforcement under cyclic loads. The shear design of RC members without transverse reinforcement (e.g. slabs, bridge decks, footings of wind energy plants) for fatigue loads is based on empirical approaches, which had been rarely validated by experiments. This paper presents theoretical, experimental and numerical studies, which aim to give a better understanding of the load transfer in RC members without web reinforcement under static as well as cyclic loads. Furthermore, the approach of Eurocode 2 will be examined.