Tag Archives: Section Analysis

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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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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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 – 4

Previous post The spreadsheet presented in the previous post in this series uses the basic equation given below to find the location of the neutral axis: For a cross section with any applied axial load at eccentricity e, measured from … Continue reading

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