Tag Archives: elastic analysis

Evaluating text with units and finding the neutral axis

A few weeks ago a comment asked for guidance on finding the moment capacity of a reinforced concrete section.  This post will look at finding the depth of the neutral axis (NA) in a rectangular section, with a single layer of … Continue reading

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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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Analysis of RC circular sections – theory and code

The basic tasks involved in analysing the stresses and strains in a reinforced concrete section under combined bending and axial load are: Assuming a horizontal beam with the top of the beam in compression and the bottom in tension Find … 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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