Engineer's Notebook: One-step Formula for R/C Tension Steel

by Douglas Dong Woo Lee, (M.ASCE), Consulting Structural Engr.; Carter and Burgess, Inc., Ft. Worth, Texas,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1982, Vol. 52, Issue 3, Pg. 71-71

Document Type: Feature article


In the design of reinforced concrete beams, after loadings and materials are defined, the first step is to assume a beam depth. Then the required steel area and beam width are determined. A simple one-step formula is proposed to perform a preliminary design and strength check.

Subject Headings: Concrete beams | Ultimate strength | Cold-formed steel | Reinforced concrete | Steel beams | Load factors | Strength of materials | Structural strength

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