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Determine the adequacy of a 4” x 20” column 65 with 3-#11 bars on each 14” side in a nonsway frame with a clear height of 22’6”. Use k=1.0. The concrete used is 6000 psi and the reinforcing steel is 60,000 psi. The factored load values for the column under consideration are as follows:
115 kips 279 ft-kips -279 ft-kips
Top Muy (kip-ft) Bottom Muy (kip-ft)
From the File menu, choose New. Any input data is cleared and the default values are restored. 1. From the Input menu, choose General Information. x x x Input the PROJECT header. Select ENGLISH units and ACI 318-08 code. Select Biaxial for run axis, Investigation for run option and Yes for Consider Slenderness? Choose OK.
Based on Example 15.8.5 from Reinforced Concrete Design by Chu-Kia Wang, Charles G. Salmon, and Jose A. Pincheira, Seventh Edition, 2007, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
From the Input menu. x x STRENGTH Input 4. Choose OK. choose Reinforcement | Sides Different. Choose OK. choose Section | Rectangular.5 for the CONCRETE STRENGTH. x Input 2-#11 bars for TOP and BOTTOM and 1-#11 for LEFT and RIGHT.5 in for the cover and select LONGITUDINAL BARS. Choose Ok. 3. From the Input menu. x spSection Module 5-7 . From the Input menu. Change the REINFORCING STEEL to 50. Input 1. Other properties are computed and will be accepted. choose Material Properties. x x Input 20 and 14 for the section width (along X) and depth (along Y).2.
choose Loads | Service. 5-8 spSection Module . From the Input menu.4. choose Slenderness | Design Column. Choose OK. Check Nonsway frame against Sway criteria and select Input ‘k’ factors. x 5.5 for the column CLEAR HEIGHT. x x Input 22. From the Input menu.
From the File menu. Choose FILE | EXIT to quit the spView program and get back to spColumn. Page through the results file. 174. 0 for the X-MOMENTS @BOT. respectively. Choose PRINT. From the Input menu. From the File menu.875 for the AXIAL LOAD. x x x x 10. x x x 6. Choose Insert to add the entry to the list box. spSection Module 5-9 . Select the printer to send the text results to. upon completion.375 for the Y-MOMENTS @TOP and -174. x 8. The solver of the program is started and. In column SUSTAINED LOAD keep default setting for dead load equal 100%. Select the printer to send the graphical results to. input 71. choose Execute. From the View menu. Choose Ok.x Under LIVE. x x 9. choose Results. choose Print Screen.375 for the Y-MOMENTS @BOTTOM. choose Loads | Load Combinations. choose Print Results. choose only the second load combination U2 and delete all the others by selecting them and using DELETE. 7. From the Solve menu. x If the list displays thirteen combinations. 0 for the X-MOMENTS @TOP. Choose PRINT. displays the interaction diagram of the section with the load point plotted within the diagram. Choose OK.
5-10 spSection Module .