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Rectangular beam section

Reinforcement checks are in accordance with BS8110:1997 and the Reinforced Concrete Designers Handbook by Reynolds
and Steedman

Depth of beam = 600 mm


Breadth of beam = 300 mm

Tension reinforcement - Layer 1 - bar diameter 1 = 16 mm


- number off =3
Shear reinforcement - diameter = 10 mm
- centres = 300 mm
- no. of link legs across width =2

Nominal concrete bottom cover to reinforcement = 35 mm


Nominal concrete top cover to reinforcement = 35 mm
Nominal concrete side cover to reinforcement = 35 mm
Tolerance between minimum and nominal cover  = 10 mm
c

Compressive strength class of concrete - C25/30


Characteristic concrete strength f = 30 N/mm2
cu
Partial factor for concrete in shear  = 1.25
mcv

Characteristic strength of links f = 500 N/mm2


yv
Partial factor for links  = 1.15
msv

Beam section shear capacity

Bottom concrete cover C = C +


b nb c
= 35+10
= 45 mm
Top concrete cover C = C +
t nt c
= 35+10
= 45 mm
Side concrete cover C = C +
s ns c
= 35+10
= 45 mm

The effective depth and the area of the tensile reinforcement for
each bar type is: d (mm) As ( mm2 )
eff
- layer 1 - bar type 1 547 603

giving the overall effective depth as 547 mm.


Determine the design concrete shear stress

With shear links present, (400/deff)^0.25 limited to 1.0


v = (0.79*(100*A /(b *d ))(1/3)*1)/
c s w eff mcv
= (0.79*(100*603/(300*547))(1/3)*1)/1.25
= 0.453 N/mm2
f greater than 25 N/mm2 (but not taken as greater than 40 N/mm2 ), the design concrete shear stress can be increased by
cu
v = (f /25)(1/3)
cenh cu
= (30/25)(1/3)
= 1.063
and the design concrete shear stress v becomes
c
v = v *v
c c cenh
= 0.453*1.063
= 0.481 N/mm2
The ultimate shear capacity of the section, due to the concrete and tensile reinforcement only is
V = v *b *d /1000
u c w eff
= 0.481*300*547/1000
= 78.9 kN

The ultimate shear capacity of the section, including the shear reinforcement ( 157 mm 2 at 300 centres ) is
V = (((1/ )*f *A /(b *s ))+v )*b *d /1000
u msv yv sv w v c w eff
= (((1/1.15)*500*157/(300*300))+0.481)*300*547/1000
= 203.4 kN

The ultimate shear capacity of the section is 203.4 kN.