Tag Archives: Rectangular stress block

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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ULS design of circular reinforced concrete columns

The RC Design Functions spreadsheet has been updated (to Version 8.04) with the addition of a CircU function for ULS design of circular reinforced concrete sections under combined bending and axial load.  The new version, including full open-source code, may … Continue reading

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Equivalent Stress Blocks

Previous posts (e.g. Stress blocks in AS 3600) have presented Excel User Defined Functions (UDFs) that determine the ultimate bending strength of a reinforced concrete section with the use of a rectangular concrete stress block, with depth and stress factors … 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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