2Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members Concrete is by nature a continuous materialOnce concrete reaches its tensile strength ~400 psi, concrete will crack.Stress in steel will be ~ 4000 psi.
3Design Criteria Serviceability Crack width limitsDeflection limitsStrength – must provide adequate strength for all possible loads
4As area of steel in tension zone As’area of steel in compression zoned distance from center of tension reinforcement to outermost point in compressiond’ distance from center of compression reinforcement to outermost point in compression
5Strain and Stress in Concrete Beams cracked concreteε sεs> εyεc=0.003StraindjdStressTCfsfccracked concretefs=fyfc=f’ccM = Tjd = Cjd where j is some fraction of the ‘effective depth’, dT = Asfs at failure, T = AsFyC = T = force in As’ and concrete
6Stress in Concrete at Ultimate ACI 318 approximates the stress distribution in concrete as a rectangle 0.85f’c wide and ‘a’ high, where a = β1c.Cconcrete = 0.85f’cabwCsteel = A’s f’sAsfy = 0.85f’cabw + A’s f’s
7Definitionsβ1 shall be taken as 0.85 for concrete strengths f’c up to and including 4000 psi. For strengths above 4000 psi, β1 shall be reduced continuously at a rate of 0.05 for each 1000 psi of strength above 4000 psi, but β1 shall not be taken less than 0.65.bw = width of webf’s = stress in compression reinforcement (possibly fy)
8With No Compression Steel… Asfy = 0.85f’cabwFor most beams, 5/6 ≤ j ≤ 19/20
9Moment Equation recall, M = Tjd = Cjd and T = AsFy φ = 0.9 for flexure Mu ≤ ΦMn=0.9Tjd = 0.9Asfyjdsubstituting 5/6 ≤ j ≤ 19/200.75Asfyd ≤ Mu ≤ 0.85Asfyd
10Reinforcement Ratio Reinforcement ratio for beams Compression reinforcement ratio
11Design EquationsFor positive moment sections of T-shaped beams, and for negative moment sections of beams or slabs where ρ ≤ ⅓ ρb.For negative moment sections where ρ ≥ ⅔ ρb and for positive moment sections without a T flange and with ρ ≥ ⅔ ρb.For intermediate cases where ⅓ ρb < ρ < ⅔ ρb regardless of the direction of bending.
12Balanced Reinforcement Ratio, ρb To insure that steel tension reinforcement reaches a strain εs ≥ fy/Es before concrete reaches ε = (steel yields before concrete crushes) the reinforcement ratio must be less than ρb. Where ρb is the balanced reinforcement ratio or the reinforcement ratio at which the steel will yield and the concrete will crush simultaneously.For rectangular compression zones (negative bending)For positive bending (T-shaped compression zone) reinforcement ratio is usually very low (b very large)b = effective flange width, least of:bw + half distance to the adjoining parallel beam on each side of the web¼ the span length of the beambw + 16 hf
13Balanced Reinforcement Ratio ρb for rectangular compression zoneFy, ksif’c = 3000 psi400050006000400.02030.02710.03190.0359500.01630.02170.02550.0287600.01360.01810.02130.0239Note: if ρ > ρb can add compression reinforcement to prevent failure due to crushing of concrete.
14Depth of Beam for Preliminary Design The ACI code prescribes minimum values of h, height of beam, for which deflection calculations are not required.Minimum values of h to avoid deflection calculationsType of beam constructionsimply supportedone end continuousboth ends continuouscantileverbeams or joistsl /16l /18.5l /21l /8one way slabsl /20l /24l /28l /10
16ACI 318 Approximate Moments and Shears Beam AnalysisACI 318 Approximate Moments and Shears
17Compression Reinforcement If ρ > ρb must add compression reinforcement to prevent failure due to crushing of concrete
18For serviceability, crack widths, in tension zones, must be limited. Crack ControlFor serviceability, crack widths, in tension zones, must be limited.ACI 318 requires the tension reinforcement in the flanges of T-beams be distributed over an effective flange width, b, or a width equal to 1/10 span, whichever is smaller. If the effective flange width exceeds 1/10 the span, additional reinforcement shall be provided in the outer portions of the flange.
19Flexure Design Example p. 21 notes The partial office building floor plan shown had beams spanning 30 ft and girders spanning 24 ft. Design the slab, beams, and girders to support a live load of 80 psf and a dead weight of 15 psf in addition to the self weight of the structure. Use grade 60 reinforcing steel and 4000 psi concrete.30 ft30 ft30 ft30 ft24 ft24 ft24 ft