Tag Archives: Ultimate capacity

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 – with prestress

The simplified reinforced concrete section analysis spreadsheet presented here has been revised to allow the input of a pre-tension stress to either or both layers of reinforcement.  The spreadsheet (including full open source code) can be downloaded from RC Design Functions5. Note … 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 – 6; Ultimate Limit State

The previous post in this series included Excel User Defined Functions using closed form solutions to find the ultimate bending and axial load capacity of reinforced or prestressed concrete sections of any complex shape defined by rectangular or horizontal layers.  The … Continue reading

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Reinforced Concrete Section Analysis – 5; Ultimate Limit State

Previous posts in this series have looked at the analysis of beams where the steel stress is within the elastic range, and the concrete stress is sufficiently low that the assumption of linear elastic behaviour in compression is a reasonable approximation.  … Continue reading

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