Tag Archives: Beam Bending

Using Beam Design Functions

“Beam Design Functions” is an Excel spreadsheet providing a User Defined Function (UDF) that will calculate the stresses, strains, forces and moments in a reinforced or prestressed concrete section subject to any specified bending moment and axial load, using an … Continue reading

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Reinforced concrete elastic analysis; Circular section

Previous posts have presented the theoretical background to finding stresses and strains in a reinforced concrete section built up of trapezoidal layers and subject to combined bending and axial loads.  A spreadsheet with User Defined Functions (UDFs) and open source code … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Section Analysis – with prestress

The simplified reinforced concrete section analysis spreadsheet presented here has been revised to allow the input of a pre-tension stress to either or both layers of reinforcement.  The spreadsheet (including full open source code) can be downloaded from RC Design Functions5. Note … Continue reading

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Bend-it Like Euler

I just found the Bend-it blog, which looks like it should be worth a good look: Note 13 Oct 09:  See comment below.  This blog is temporarily closed whilst being reorganised, but contact the authors if interested.

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Reinforced Concrete Section Analysis 7 – rectangular sections

Previous post The spreadsheets presented in earlier posts in this series have been simplified for use with rectangular sections with two layers of reinforcement.  The functions EStress (for elastic analysis of stresses, strains and crack widths) and UMom (for the … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Section Analysis – 6; Ultimate Limit State

The previous post in this series included Excel User Defined Functions using closed form solutions to find the ultimate bending and axial load capacity of reinforced or prestressed concrete sections of any complex shape defined by rectangular or horizontal layers.  The … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Section Analysis – 5; Ultimate Limit State

Previous posts in this series have looked at the analysis of beams where the steel stress is within the elastic range, and the concrete stress is sufficiently low that the assumption of linear elastic behaviour in compression is a reasonable approximation.  … Continue reading

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