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Spreadsheets to BS 8110etc
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REINFORCED CONCRETE COUNCIL


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

Ayaz
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02-Jul-2013
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33
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BS -

R68

CRACK WIDTH CALCULATIONS - FLEXURE

INPUT 25 500 1608 1000 h= 550 d= 492 Minimum cover to tension reinforcement " CO " = 40 Maxmum bar spacing " S " = 125 Bar dia " DIA " = 16 " acr " =(((S/2)^2+(CO+DIA/2)^2)^(1/2)-DIA/2) as default or enter other value = 70.8 "acr " is distance from the point considered to the surface of the nearest longitudinal bar Applied service moment " Ms "= 189.6 CALCULATIONS moduli of elasticity of concrete " Ec" = (1/2)*(20+0.2*fcu) = moduli of elasticity of steel " Es " = Modular ratio " a " = (Es/Ec) = " r " = As/bd = depth to neutral axis, "x" = (-a.r +((a.r)2 + 2.a.r)0.5.d = 12.5 200.0 16.00 0.003 135 KN/mm2 KN/mm2 fcu= fy= Area of reinforcement " As " = b= N/mm2 N/mm2 2 mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm KNm

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" Z " = d-(x/3) = 447 2 Reinforcement stress " fs " = Ms/(As*Z) = N/mm 264 Concrete stress " fc " = (fs*As)/(0.5*b*x) = N/mm2 6.27 Strain at soffit of concrete beam/slab " e1 " = (fs/Es)*(h-x)/(d-x) = 0.001534 Strain due to stiffening effect of concrete between cracks " e2 " = e2 = b.(h-x)2/(3.Es.As.(d-x)) for crack widths of 0.2 mm Used 2 e2 = 1.5.b.(h-x) /(3.Es.As.(d-x)) for crack widths of 0.1 mm n/a e2 = 0.000500 Average strain for calculation of crack width " em "= e1-e2 = 0.001035 Calculated crack width, " w " = 3.acr.em/(1+2.(acr-c)/(h-x)) CALCULATED CRACK WIDTH, 'w' = 0.19 mm

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This spreadsheet should be used in compliance with the accompanying publication 'Spreadsheets for con design to BS 8110 & EC2' available from British Cement Association, Telford Avenue, Crowthorne, Berks RG45 6YS. Status of spreadsheet Public release version. Revision history RCC14 Crack Width.xls

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04-Aug-99

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RCC14 v0.1

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