Steps involved in design of a two way slab | IS 456: 2000?

In present scenario it is very easy to design slab. As in most of the cases we use some third party commercial software to design the structure. Even then I believe for a civil engineer it is very much important to be aware about the different steps involved in designing the two way slab as …

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What is limit state of serviceability ?

A structure should be serviceable and its important that it should serve the intended function throughout its life. When we follow the limit state of serviceability as per Indian Standards (IS 456: 2000), it is ensured that the comfort of people and aesthetic appearance of the structure is satisfactory. When a concrete structure is designed …

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Steps involved in design of a one way slab | IS 456: 2000?

In present scenario it is very easy to design a one way slab. As in most of the cases we use some third party commercial software to design the structure. Even then I believe for a civil engineer it is very much important to be aware about the different steps involved in designing the one …

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What is the difference between one way and two way slabs ?

Slabs are one of the important structural element of a building. It helps to transfer the various floor loads to the beam, then through columns , last to foundation of structure. It is defined as the horizontal part of any framed structure, which is supported by RCC beam, masonry wall or by reinforced columns. In …

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RCC Beam Design-Basics and Design Philosophy

In this and the following few posts I will be discussing about the design of RCC beam. Definition of a Beam A beam is a structural element that is capable of withstanding load primarily by resisting against bending. Beam<=>Bending Definition of RCC Beam A RCC beam is a beam which is constructed by using cement concrete …

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Beam:Definition and Classification of beams

  In structural engineering we give names to different structural members based on their behavior under applied load. If the primary mode of transfer of load is by bending then the structural member is termed as beam.   A beam is a structural element that is capable of withstanding load primarily by resisting against bending. …

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Under-reinforced v/s Over-reinforced

Structural members are designed for loads that are expected to occur during the intended life of the structure. But sometimes the structure gets loaded beyond these loads and the structural members could fail. In such circumstances we want that the people living in the building should get sufficient warning before the structure collapse. So we …

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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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