Modular ratio in RCC beam design

Let us start with the basic definition of modular ratio. It is the ratio of elasticity modulus of two different materials. For example, let the value of elasticity modulus of

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

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

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