What is the need of side face reinforcement in beam?

Side Face Reinforcement Concrete cracks when tensile strain exceeds .0001. We provide reinforcement wherever cracks are expected to occur. The intent of providing side face reinforcement is to control the crack width in tensile zone of concrete. As per the design philosophy considering a balanced section the member is designed such that concrete reaches compressive …

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How are column ties different from beam stirrups?

Even though both appear to be same physically the difference lies in their intended function. Ties The term tie is used to define the transverse reinforcement provided in column where the primary mode of load transfer is compression. Here the requirement of transverse reinforcement is primarily to prevent the premature buckling of individual bar and …

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What is the difference between a beam and a column?

Beam and Column In structural engineering we give names to different structural members based on their behavior under applied load. For example: Say you have a rod of length 3 m made out of steel and a load P to support. You decide to hang the rod from ceiling and hook the load to the …

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What is Bending Moment?

To understand the term bending moment we have to understand what is a moment of force. Force: The basic definition of force that we have learned is that force is push and pull. Force, when applied to an object, tends to change its motion or its shape. In structural engineering, we have well-defined cross sections …

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