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9.2.2 Input in RF-CONCRETE Members

Input in RF-CONCRETE Members

To determine the reinforcement, only the ultimate limit state is considered. In the 1.1 General Data window, select RC1 for the design.

Figure 9.10 Window 1.1 General Data, tab Ultimate Limit State

In the 1.2 Materials window, the materials Concrete C20/25 and B 500 S (A) are preset.

The 1.3 Cross-Sections window is described elsewhere when creeping is considered (see Figure 9.18).

Because the calculation is performed by considering moment swap and moment reduction, we have to specify some settings in the 1.5 Supports window.

Figure 9.11 Window 1.5 Supports

In column B, we enter the support widths shown in the figure above. Then, in table column F, we reduce the maximum column moment for the intermediate support to 85 % of the linear elastic value. To enable the input field, select the check boxes below the graphic on the right so that the program will take the specifications for the design into account.

Imaging the provided reinforcement is of major importance for the nonlinear calculation because it is a decisive influencing value for the determination of curvatures in cracked state. We create an additional reinforcement diameter of 6 mm in window 1.6.

Figure 9.12 Window 1.6 Reinforcement, tab Longitudinal Reinforcement

In the Reinforcement Layout tab of window 1.6 Reinforcement, we define the concrete covers as 22 mm. Thus, the bar centroidal axis applied for the design is 25 mm.

Figure 9.13 Window 1.6 Reinforcement, tab Reinforcement Layout

The input is thus complete and the [Calculation] can be started.

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