Tag Archives: Concrete

There is No Planet B

My latest (and final) President’s column from the Concrete in Australia Magazine: Some responsibilities of engineers are universally recognised. Everyone accepts that we have a duty to carry out design and construction so that structures will be serviceable, strong and … Continue reading

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Getting concrete shrinkage right

At the end of last year, very quietly, the commentary to the Australian Concrete Structures Code (AS 3600) was published.  The commentary provides a wide range of explanatory and background information to the requirements in the main code, including some … Continue reading

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ULS design of reinforced concrete, AS, ACI and European codes

The previous post in this series compared the results of current and previous Australian Standards, and the ACI 318 code, for the ultimate bending capacity of a rectangular reinforced concrete section, subject to combined bending and axial load.  I have now extended … Continue reading

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ULS design of reinforced concrete to AS 3600 and ACI 318

Following on from the previous post I have modified my RC Design Functions spreadsheet to incorporate the US ACI 318 design code requirements, as well as the recent revision to the Australian code, AS 3600.  The revised spreadsheet will be uploaded … Continue reading

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Concrete Column Blind Prediction Contest

Seems like fun; more details here: Concrete Column Blind Prediction Contest

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Reinforced Concrete Moment-Curvature – 3; Restrained Shrinkage and Creep

The previous post in this series provided Excel User Defined Functions (UDFs) to find the strain in a concrete section due to unrestrained creep and shrinkage.  In this post the effect of restraint of the creep and shrinkage strains by … Continue reading

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Just in Time for Christmas!

The new version of the Australian Standard Concrete Structures Code (AS 3600) has just made it for 2009: Download from SAI Global

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