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

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

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