Daily Archive: October 6, 2019

HOW TO DETERMINE WHERE TENSILE AND COMPRESSIVE STRESSES OCCUR IN STRUCTURAL MEMBERS OF A BEAM 1

HOW TO DETERMINE WHERE TENSILE AND COMPRESSIVE STRESSES OCCUR IN STRUCTURAL MEMBERS OF A BEAM

It is convenient to consider the behaviour of an elastic material. For instance, the diagram above illustrates Indian Rubber under stress. A bar of rubber laid across and not fixed to two supports bends under load and the top surface shortens and becomes compressed under stress and the bottom surface stretched under tensile stress. A member that is supported so that the support do not restrain bending under load is...

REINFORCEMENT IN CONCRETE 1

REINFORCEMENT IN CONCRETE

Reinforced Concrete Reinforced concrete Is the process of strengthening concrete by embedding steel in concrete which act together in resisting compressive strength of the concrete and tensile strength of the steel. Reinforced concrete is one of the two structural materials used in engineering construction and building works. Concrete is strong in resisting compressive stress but comparatively weak in resisting tensile stress. The tensile strength of concrete is between one tenth...