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Typical Detailing of Reinforcements in Beams and Slabs

Typical Detailing of Reinforcements in Beams and Slabs

Detailing of reinforcements in beams and slabs plays an important role in providing strength, durability and cost optimization. Reinforcement details of concrete beams and slabs should specify clearly about cover to reinforcement, length of reinforcement, curtailment of reinforcement, number and ...

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STEEL CONCRETE COMPOSITE BEAMS

STEEL CONCRETE COMPOSITE BEAMS

Steel concrete composite beams consists of a steel beam over which a reinforced concrete slab is cast with shear connectors. In conventional composite construction, concrete slabs are simply rested over steel beams and supported by them. These two components act ...

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Size and Quantity of Reinforcement for Building Works

Size and Quantity of Reinforcement for Building Works

Different size and quantity of reinforcement is required for different concrete members in buildings. Quantity of reinforcement per cubic meter and its suitable sizes for different reinforced concrete construction is discussed. Reinforcement is required for reinforced concrete members such as footings, ...

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GANTRY GIRDER DESIGN BASIS

GANTRY GIRDER DESIGN BASIS

Overhead travelling cranes are used in factories and workshops to lift heavy materials, equipments, etc and to carry them from one place to the other. These cranes are either hand operated or electrically operated. The crane consists of a bridge ...

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RETROFITTING OF RCC STRUCTURAL MEMBERS

RETROFITTING OF RCC STRUCTURAL MEMBERS

Retrofitting of RCC structural members is necessary to prevent further distress in concrete. The retrofitting of RCC members should start with investigation and diagnosis of cracks and then by applying suitable retrofitting measures. Following are the steps involved in this ...

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