Tag Archives: RC Design Functions

RCInteract and RC Design Functions 7.03

Since the previous post, I have updated the notes in the RC Design Functions spreadsheet to reflect the fact that with the recent update to the Bridge Design Code (AS 5100) the reinforced concrete strength design requirements for beam bending … Continue reading

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RC Design Functions 7.03

The latest update to my RC Design Functions spreadsheet has just been uploaded, and is available for free download (including full open-source code) from: RC Design Functions7.zip The main new feature in the latest version is a new RCInteract function, which generates an … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Moment Curvature – Development over time

I recently noticed that in the RC Design Functions spreadsheet the TimeCurve function had stopped working.  The function calculates the development of reinforced concrete section curvature over time, and was previously presented in Reinforced Concrete Moment-Curvature – 3; Restrained Shrinkage and Creep and Reinforced … Continue reading

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Using RC Design Functions – 2

In the previous post we looked at a summary of the functions in the RC Design Functions spreadsheet, and ways of using the EStress function (download file with examples).  In this post we will look in more detail at the … Continue reading

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Using RC Design Functions – 1

Download RC Design Functions (includes full open source code) and EStress Examples.xlsx This series of posts will cover ways of using the many functions contained in the RC Design Functions spreadsheet, starting with some general comments on using the User … Continue reading

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Stress blocks in AS 3600

The long awaited update to the Australian Standard for concrete structures (AS 3600 – 2009) provides rules for the design of structures with concrete up to a compressive strength of 100 MPa.  Unfortunately there are a number of significant typographical errors … Continue reading

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