Practice Question: Calculation Reinforcement Area for a Concrete Beam

NCEES Civil PE Specification Design and Details of Structures–Materials and Material Properties: Concrete


Determine the steel area required for a simply supported beam measuring 10 feet in length, with a cross-section of 12 inches by 18 inches as shown in figure and a steel ratio of 0.0081.

Consider clear cover, diameter of main reinforcement, and stirrups as 1 in, 1 in, and 1/2 in respectively.

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