What is the fundamental assumption of flexural theory ?

In the process of analysis and design of a R.C.C sections, there are some few assumption which we use to make the process simple. Some basic assumptions are : Plane

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 the difference between over reinforced beam and under reinforced beams ?

To start with you should first know what is a beam ? Beam is basically a structural member, constructed horizontally which resists the load applied on the it. The primary

What is a floor slab and why detailing is required for a slab?

Yes floor slab, we normally don’t give so much attention to design a floor slab. Floor slab is also called as base slab. But in some cases the floor slab

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

Designing a two-way slab according to the guidelines set forth in IS 456:2000 is a crucial skill for civil engineers and aspiring students in the field of structural engineering. Two-way

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

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

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

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

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