Category Archives: Concrete

Wembley Tower 2

Following from the previous post, nearly all of the 68 designs for the Wembley Tower were in steel or iron, but there was just one with a truly unique design feature, it was to be built of concrete: If it … Continue reading

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Concrete Stress Blocks

Back in 2010 and 2011 posts here looked at a comparison of alternative stress blocks in the then new AS 3600, and a procedure for calculating parameters for a rectangular stress block exactly equivalent to the Eurocode 2 parabolic-rectangular stress … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Design for Circular Sections to Eurocode 2

As mentioned in the previous post, the Reinforced Concrete Design Functions spreadsheet includes a function for ULS analysis of circular sections, using either a rectangular  or a parabolic-linear stress block.  A new CircuPF function has now been added, for codes … Continue reading

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ULS Design Functions and EurocodeApplied

The ULS Design Functions spreadsheet (last updated here) has had another update (2.09) to fix a problem when bars in different layers had different E values.  The new version assigns the correct E and strain at yield to each layer. … Continue reading

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The Concrete Institute of Australia – Golden Jubilee

The Concrete Institute of Australia will celebrate 50 years in 2020. The Institute was originally formed when members of the Australia Prestressed Concrete Group proposed a change in 1968 where it was resolved to adopt the name Concrete Institute of … Continue reading

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