Module
3
Limit State of Collapse -
Flexure (Theories and
Examples)
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Lesson
4
Computation of
Parameters of
Governing Equations
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Instructional Objectives:
At the end of this lesson, the student should be able to:
•
identify the primary load carrying mechanisms of reinforced concrete beams
and slabs,
•
name three different types of reinforced concrete beam with their specific
applications,
•
identify the parameters influencing the effective widths of
T
and
L-
beams,
•
differentiate between one-way and two-way slabs,
•
state and explain the significance of six assumptions of the design,
•
draw the stress-strain diagrams across the depth of a cross-section of
rectangular beam,
•
write the three equations of equilibrium,
•
write and derive the expressions of total compression and tension forces
C
and
T
, respectively.
3.4.1
Introduction
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