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Crack Width Calculations to BS8110: 1997/ BS8007:1987 Checked Revision Job No
Originated from RCC14.xls v 2.1on CD © 1999-2003 BCA for RCC - 4068

CRACK WIDTH CALCULATIONS - FLEXURE -

INPUT
fcu= 50 N/mm2
fy= 460 N/mm2
Area of reinforcement " As " = 16085 mm2
b= 1000 mm
h= 2000 mm
d= 1893 mm
Minimum cover to tension reinforcement " CO " = 75 mm
Maxmum bar spacing " S " = 100 mm
Bar dia " DIA " = 32 mm
" acr " =(((S/2)^2+(CO+DIA/2)^2)^(1/2)-DIA/2) as default or enter other value = 87.83 mm
"acr " is distance from the point considered to the surface of the nearest longitudinal bar
Applied service moment " Ms "= 6467.0 KNm

CALCULATIONS
moduli of elasticity of concrete " Ec" = (1/2)*(20+0.2*fcu) = 15.0 KN/mm2
moduli of elasticity of steel " Es " = 200.0 KN/mm2
Modular ratio " a " = (Es/Ec) = 13.33
" r " = As/bd = 0.008
depth to neutral axis, "x" = (-a.r +((a.r)2 + 2.a.r)0.5.d = 712 mm

" Z " = d-(x/3) = 1656


Reinforcement stress " fs " = Ms/(As*Z) = 243 N/mm2
Concrete stress " fc " = (fs*As)/(0.5*b*x) = 10.97 N/mm2
Strain at soffit of concrete beam/slab " e1 " = (fs/Es)*(h-x)/(d-x) = 0.001324
Strain due to stiffening effect of concrete between cracks " e2 " =
e 2 = b.(h-x)2/(3.Es.As.(d-x)) for crack widths of 0.2 mm Used
e 2 = 1.5.b.(h-x)2/(3.Es.As.(d-x)) for crack widths of 0.1 mm n/a
e 2 = 0.000146
Average strain for calculation of crack width " e m "= e 1-e 2 = 0.001179

Calculated crack width, " w " = 3.acr.em/(1+2.(acr-c)/(h-x))


CALCULATED CRACK WIDTH, 'w' = 0.30 mm
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Status of spreadsheet
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Revision history RCC14 Crack Width.xls

Date Version
21-Jan-03 RCC14 v2.1
11-Oct-02 RCC14 v2.0
4-Aug-99 RCC14 v1.1
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