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Crack Width Calculations to BS8110: 1997/ BS8007:1987
Originated from RCC14.xls on CD © 1999 BCA for RCC

REINFORCED CONCRETE COUNCIL

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CRACK WIDTH CALCULATIONS - FLEXURE

INPUT fcu= fy= Area of reinforcement " As " = b= h= d= Minimum cover to tension reinforcement " CO " = Maxmum bar spacing " S " = Bar dia " DIA " = " acr " =(((S/2)^2+(CO+DIA/2)^2)^(1/2)-DIA/2) as default or enter other value = N/mm2 30 460 N/mm2 3270 mm2 1000 mm 700 mm 625 mm 50 mm 150 mm 25 mm 85.1 mm "acr " is distance from the point considered to the surface of the nearest longitudinal bar Applied service moment " Ms "= 360.0 KNm

CALCULATIONS moduli of elasticity of concrete " Ec" = (1/2)*(20+0.2*fcu) = moduli of elasticity of steel " Es " = Modular ratio " α " = (Es/Ec) = " ρ " = As/bd = depth to neutral axis, "x" = (-α.ρ +((α.ρ)2 + 2.α.ρ)0.5.d = 13.0 200.0 15.38 0.005 205 KN/mm2 KN/mm2

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" Z " = d-(x/3) = 557 Reinforcement stress " fs " = Ms/(As*Z) = 198 N/mm2 Concrete stress " fc " = (fs*As)/(0.5*b*x) = 6.30 N/mm2 Strain at soffit of concrete beam/slab " ε1 " = (fs/Es)*(h-x)/(d-x) = 0.001166 Strain due to stiffening effect of concrete between cracks " ε2 " = ε2 = b.(h-x)2/(3.Es.As.(d-x)) for crack widths of 0.2 mm Used ε2 = 1.5.b.(h-x)2/(3.Es.As.(d-x)) for crack widths of 0.1 mm n/a ε2 = 0.000297 Average strain for calculation of crack width " εm "= ε1-ε2 = 0.000869 Calculated crack width, " w " = 3.acr.εm/(1+2.(acr-c)/(h-x)) CALCULATED CRACK WIDTH, 'w' = 0.19 mm

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