The University of Hong Kong
Department of Civil Engineering
Theory and Design of Structures I
Reinforced Concrete Design
Rectangular singly and doubly reinforced beams
Limit state design concepts; material strength and loading
Flexural strength and shear strength of beams; one-way slabs
BS8110: 1985, Structural use of concrete – Part 3: Design charts for singly reinforced
beams, doubly reinforced beams and rectangular columns, British Standard Institution,
BS8110: 1997, Structural use of concrete – Part 1: Code of practice for design and
construction, British Standard Institution, London, 1997.
Code of practice for structural use of concrete 2004, second edition, Buildings
Department, Hong Kong, 2008.
Design of structural elements: concrete, steelwork, masonry and timber design to British
standards and Eurocodes, 2nd ed., C. Arya, Spon Press, London, 2003.
Reinforced concrete design, 5th ed., W.H. Mosley, J.H. Bungey and R. Hulse, Macmillan
Press, Basingstoke, 1999.
Reinforced concrete designer’s handbook, 10th ed., C.E. Reynolds and J.C. Steedman, E.
& F.N. Spon, London, 1988.
Reinforced concrete design to BS8110: simply explained, A.H. Allen, E. & F.N. Spon,
Structural design in concrete to BS8110, L.H. Martin, P.C.L. Croxton and J.A. Purkiss,
Edward Arnold, London, 1989.
A plain concrete beam cannot support much loading because of the low tensile strength.
introduction of steel tension reinforcement can effectively strengthen a concrete beam.
reinforced concrete (RC) beam, the concrete carries compression while the steel
reinforcement mainly carries tension.
Plain concrete beam under loading.
Z = b d
Reinforced concrete beam under loading.