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AECT480-Lecture%203 - Lecture 3 Flexural Members Flexural...

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Lecture 3 - Page 1 of 9 Lecture 3 – Flexural Members Flexural members are those that experience primarily bending stresses, such as beams. A typical rectangular reinforced concrete beam is shown below: Concrete cover = ¾” 2” as per ACI reqmts. Depth to steel “d” Height “h” Width “b” Section A-A Hanger bars (#4 or #5 bars) Stirrup bars (used to prevent diag. tension cracks) spaced at d/2 apart Tension bars “A s
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