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Rejitha_menon Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:32 am Post subject: Plinth Beam design
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Could anyone kindly provide me a design of plinth beam if we are using footing/plinth
Joined: 20 Mar 2013 beam/column upto plinth level for a residential building of 2storey, instead of rubble masonry
Posts: 3 foundation. Here plinth beam carries load of 2floors slabs and walls(23cm).

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nitikagarg85 Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:23 am Post subject:
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analyze the plinth beam for BM and shear as usual floor beams in staad.
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 3 plinth beam would not be generally carrying any load from slab. just apply wall load on plinth
beam in udl form as in usual floor beam.

regards,
Nitika

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es_jayakumar Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:56 am Post subject:
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I guess that your structure is frame only up to the plinth level and above that, it is load bearing
for two storeys. May I know what situation necessitates such a combined structure ? Modelling
such a structure in STAAD is a bit involved. You have to manually calculate the loads coming on
your plinth beam from both the storeys (wall load, slab load & live load) and apply it on STAAD
model. In such a case, the plinth beam may work out bigger in size due to the magnified load
Joined: 24 Nov 2011 from the two storeys. Do you propose this structure in medium / shallow clay layer somewhere
Posts: 1162 in Kerala ? If it is soft clay, we cannot assume the beam to get any support from the soil
Location: Cochin
beneath.

Regards,
E S Jayakumar,
Trichur

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Dr. N. Subramanian Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:39 pm Post subject: Re: Plinth Beam design
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Dear Er Menon,

As rightly pointed out by Er Jayakumar, you are basically designing a load bearing wall
structure, but not supporting the wall on continuous footing but on plinth beam, which is
supported by column and individual footing. Please state the reason for adopting such a system.
Please note the points raised by Er Jayakumar.

Prof Santhakumar has published a paper in ICJ using brick infilled vierendeel girders for soils
having low SBC. You may have a look at it:

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MD. 2013 2:27 pm Post subject: TABLE FOR GRADE BEAM FOR STUB COLUMNS . A. Posts: 537 Warning: Make sure you scan the downloaded attachment with updated antivirus tools before opening them. low-lying. Back to top Rejitha_menon Posted: Thu Mar 21.org :: View topic . The Indian Concrete Journal.pdf Description: Filename: Table1.12/10/2018 www. In this case for calculating Bending moment in plinth beam .A. and Santhakumar. And full frame structure (columns and beams upto roof level) is also not economical. This system is adopted in Trivandrum.Plinth Beam design Joined: 21 Feb 2008 Posts: 5282 Sundaramurthy. pp. Best wishes. Here the plinth beam carries all load of 2storeys with load bearing wall. Joined: 20 Mar 2013 Posts: 3 Thank you for your replies.1. on this. approximately. 57-60.RAJAN.sefindia.M.wht factor we have to take(instead of wl2/ 8 ) ? In some area plinth beam will not rest in hard strata soil where the level difference is there . on the plinth beams. (The same is possible even if the FF is the partial extension of the GF and in such case. Posts: 1162 If the FF is the ditto of the GF. No.pdf Filesize: 59. Upon getting good soil support. Use online scanners here and here to upload downloaded attachment to check for safety. they may be considered as supported at columns only and carryout the analysis accordingly. Menon. Joined: 26 Jan 2011 V.plinth beam and col pedestals upto plinth level. the BM could have been taken as wl2/20 to wl2/30.74 KB Download Downloaded: 1596 Time(s) Back to top es_jayakumar Posted: Thu Mar 21.. Back to top es_jayakumar Posted: Thu Mar 21. If the plinth beams do not get a firm support from hard soil beneath. with basement) and floor load (of both DL&LL slabs) of two floors. in my opinion.Kerala since the ground level varies upto 2m and rubble masonry is not that much economical for 2m ht foundation. The grade beam is designed for the number of stories it has to carry. Normally we limit to maximum of 3 storey only. 2013 2:41 pm Post subject: https://www. The stair case portion may only cause some error while following this simplification. instead it wil rest in filled soil . 2013 7:52 am Post subject: SEFI Member Dear All. So we have adopted this system of footing. Here plinth beam carries load of 2floors slabs and walls(23cm). They may contain viruses.sefindia.php?t=13786 2/4 . 2005. instead of rubble masonry foundation. Brick-infilled vierendeel girders as foundation for Location: Gaithersburg. 79. carefully apply double load / single load on plinth beams ) E S Jayakumar Back to top rajancivildesign@gmail.R. The method of providing column up to plinth level is called as stub column.org/forum/viewtopic.. Table1. Vol.5 m. 2013 8:37 am Post subject: General Sponsor Ms.co Posted: Thu Mar 21. NS Rejitha_menon wrote: Could anyone kindly provide me a design of plinth beam if we are using footing/plinth beam/column upto plinth level for a residential building of 2storey.S. low bearing-capacity soil terrain... S. Jan U. I invite Joined: 24 Nov 2011 the opinion of our seniors also. A table showing grade beam for Exterior and interior wall as followed in practice is attached for reference. you may model the structure in STAAD by applying wall load (udl) Location: Cochin of 2 storeys ( say 6.

sefindia. N.php?t=13786 3/4 . Best wishes. Fantastic ! I hope these values are to be used when the sub soil is hard enough to render some distributed support to the plinth beam ? E S Jayakumar Joined: 24 Nov 2011 Posts: 1162 Location: Cochin Back to top Rejitha_menon Posted: Fri Mar 22.whether we could use this Posts: 3 design for plinth beam resting on filled soil? ( as PB is not resting on soil hard strata due to level difference in location. 2008 SEFINDIA. Hence we can safely assume wl2/30.org Forum Index -> SEFI General All times are GMT Discussion Goto page 1. and hence the requirement of steel will be considerably less up to wl2/100. Rajan Sir comes up with instant solutions for each and every problem.A. 2 Next Page 1 of 2 Jump to: SEFI General Discussion Go Translate topic Go You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum You cannot attach files in this forum You can download files in this forum © 2003.But some Joined: 20 Mar 2013 interior spans are coming upto 5m. Rajan Sir comes up with instant solutions for each and every problem. Research conduced by Prof. Whether the grade beam is supported by the soil or not.12/10/2018 www.S. you can take the BM as wL2/30 as per IS 2911. Back to top Dr. NS es_jayakumar wrote: As I had posted the other day. Thank you very much for providing the document. Indian Domain Registration https://www.Plinth Beam design General Sponsor As I had posted the other day. U.sefindia.org :: View topic . 2013 8:47 am Post subject: SEFI Member @ Rajan Sir. Subramanian Posted: Fri Mar 22. To ensure composite action it is better to lay the first layer of brickwork while the concrete in the plinth/grade beam is Joined: 21 Feb 2008 still green! Posts: 5282 Location: Gaithersburg. I think the tables by Er Rajan have been derived on wl2/30 only.it will be really helpful. Fantastic ! I hope these values are to be used when the sub soil is hard enough to render some distributed support to the plinth beam ? E S Jayakumar Back to top Display posts from previous: All Posts Oldest First Go www. MD.sefindia.org/forum/viewtopic. And like Jayakumar sir asked. 2013 1:56 pm Post subject: General Sponsor Dear Er Jayakumar and Er Menon. Jagdish at IITM has shown that there will be composite action between the brickwork and the plinth beam due to the arch action.

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