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# Department of Civil Engineering, N-W.F.

P UET, Peshawar

## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

Demand: It is an action on the structure which can cause internal disturbance(s) in the structure in the form of stresses. A demand on the structure may be in the form of Gravity, Wind, Earthquake, Snow or other loads. Capacity: The overall ability of a structure to carry an imposed demand. Internal stresses due to an imposed demand (Load effects): Compression, Tension, Bending, Shear, and Torsion. Failure: It occurs when capacity is less than demand. To avoid failure, capacity to demand ratio should be greater than one, or at least equal to one. It is, however, intuitive to have some margin of safety i.e., to have capacity to demand ratio more than one. How much? It depends. Example 1.1: Calculate demand in the form of stresses or load effects on the given concrete pad of size 12 12. Solution: Demand = 50 tons

12

"

12"

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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

based research studies. Similarly, the strength is not reduced arbitrarily but considering the fact that variation in strength is possible due to imperfections, age factor etc. Strength reduction factors are used for this purpose. Factor of safety in Strength Design method is thus the combined effect of increased load and reduced strength, both modified based on a valid rationale. ABOUT Ton: 1 metric ton = 1000 kg or 2204 pound 1 long ton: In the U.S., a long ton = 2240 pound 1 short ton: In the U.S., a short ton = 2000 pound In Pakistan, the use of metric ton is very common; therefore we will refer to Metric Ton in our discussion. Example 1.3: Design a 12 12 pad to carry a load of 200 tons. The area of the pad cannot be increased for some reasons. Concrete strength = 3 ksi Allowable strength = 1.5 ksi (for Working Stress method) Solution: Demand = Stress = (200 2204)/ (12 12) = 3061.11 psi = 3.0611 ksi Capacity in the form of strength = 1.5 ksi (less than the demand of 3.0611 ksi). There are two possibilities to solve this problem: (i) Increase area of the pad (geometry); it cannot be done as required in the example. (ii) Increase the strength by using some other material; using high strength concrete, steel or other material; economical is to use concrete and steel combinely. How? Lets see. Let us assume that we want to use steel bar reinforcement of yield strength, fy = 40 ksi. Then capacity to be provided combinely by both materials should be at least equal to the Demand. And let us follow the Working Stress approach, then: Capacity of pad = Acfc/2 + Asfy/2 (Force units) {P = Rc + Rs (Demand=Capacity)} Demand (in kips) = (200 2204/1000) = 440.8 k Therefore, 440.8 = (144 3/2) + (As 40/2)
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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

As = 11.24 in2 Think on how to provide this much area of steel. This is how compression members are designed against axial loading. Example 1.4: Check the capacity of the concrete beam given in figure 1.2 against flexural stresses within the linear elastic range. Concrete compressive strength (fc) = 3 ksi Solution: M = wl2/8 = {2.0 (20)2/8} 12 = 1200 in-k Self-weight of beam (w/ft) = (12 20 0.145/144) = 0.24167 k/ft Msw (moment due to self-weight of beam) = (0.24167 202 12/8) = 145 in-k M (total) = 1200 + 145 = 1345 in-k

w = 2.0 k/ft

l = 20'-0"

20"

12"

Figure 1.2: 20-0 long beam. In the linear elastic range, flexural stress in concrete beam can be calculated as: = My/I (linear elastic range) Therefore, M = I/y y = (20/2) = 10 I = 12 203/12 = 8000 in4 =?

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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

The lower fibers of the given beam will be subjected to tensile stresses. The tensile strength of concrete (Modulus of rupture) is given by ACI code as 7.5 (fc), (ACI 9.5.2.3). Therefore, tension = 7.5 (fc) = 7.5 (3000) = 411 psi Hence M = Capacity of concrete in bending = 411 8000/ (10 1000) = 328.8 in-k Therefore, Demand = 1345 in-k, and Capacity = 328.8 in-k Example 1.5: Check the shear capacity of the same beam. Solution: 2.0 k/ft 20'-0" Vu = 17.1 k Vmax = 20 k d = 17.5"

Figure 1.3: Shear Force Diagram. Demand (Vu) = (20/10) {10 (17.5/12)} = 17.1 k Capacity (Vc) = 2 (fc)bh (ACI 11.3.1.1) = 2 (3000) 12 20/1000 = 26.29 k > 17.1 k

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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

Example 1.6: Flexural and shear design of beam according to ACI 318-02.

## S.D.L=1.0 k/ft; L.L = 1.5 k/ft 20'-0"

Figure 1.4: 20-0 long beam. Solution: Step No 1: Sizes. For 20 ft length, a 20-inch deep beam would be appropriate (assumption). Width of beam cross section (bw) = 14 (assumption) Self Study 1: Study ACI 9.5.2.1 for recommendations on depth of beams.

20" 17.5"

14"
Figure 1.5: Beam section with assumed sizes. Step No 2: Loads. Self weight of beam = cbwh = 0.15 (14 20/144) = 0.292 k/ft wu = 1.2D.L + 1.6L.L (ACI 9.2) = 1.2 (1.0 + 0.292) + 1.6 1.5 = 3.9504 k/ft Step No 3: Analysis. Flexural Analysis: Mu = wu l2/8 = 3.9504 (20)2 12/8 = 2370.24 in-k Analysis for shear in beam: Vu = 39.5 {10 (17.5/12)}/10 = 33.74 k

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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

3.9504 k/ft
20'-0"

V = 33.74 k u 39.5 k

10'

10'

Figure 1.6: Shear Force Diagram. Step No 4: Design. 1. Design for flexure: Mn Mu (Mn is Mdesign or Mcapacity) For Mn = Mu Asfy(d a/2) = Mu As = Mu/ {fy (d a/2)} Calculate As by trial and success method. First Trial: Assume a = 4 As = 2370.24 / [0.9 40 {17.5 (4/2)}] = 4.25 in2 a = Asfy/ (0.85fcbw) = 4.25 40/ (0.85 3 14) = 4.76 in Second Trial: As = 2370.24 / [0.9 40 {17.5 (4.76/2)}] = 4.35 in2 a = 4.35 40/ (0.85 3 14) = 4.88 in Third Trial: As = 2370.24 / [0.9 40 {17.5 (4.88/2)}] = 4.37 in2 a = 4.37 40/ (0.85 3 14) = 4.90 in This is close enough to the previous value of a so that As = 4.37 in2 O.K
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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

Check for maximum and minimum reinforcement allowed by ACI: min = 3 (fc)/fy 200/fy (ACI 10.5.1) 3 (3000)/40000 = 0.004 200/40000 = 0.005 Therefore, min = 0.005 Asmin = minbwd = 0.005 14 17.5 = 1.225 in2 And, max = 0.851(fc/fy){u/(u + t)} t = Net tensile strain (ACI 10.3.5). When t = 0.005, = 0.9 for flexural design. 1= 0.85 (for fc 4000 psi, ACI 10.2.7.3) max = 0.85 0.85 (3/40) (0.003/(0.003+0.005) = 0.0204 = 2 % of area of concrete. Asmax = 0.0204 14 17.5 = 4.998 in2 Asmin (1.225) < As (4.37) < Asmax (4.998) O.K Food for Thought: Why flexural reinforcement is compared with maximum and minimum requirements of ACI? Note that min & max can also be found using table A.4, Nilson 13th Ed. Bar Placement: 10 #6 bars will provide 4.40 in2 of steel area which is slightly greater than required. Other options can be explored. For example, 8 #7 bars (4.80 in2), 6 #8 bars (4.74 in2), or combination of two different size bars. Curtailment of flexural reinforcement: Positive steel can be curtailed 50 % at a distance (l/8) from face of the support. Graph A2 and A3 in Appendix A of Nilson 13th Ed can be used to find cutoff points in simply supported and continuous beams respectively. Figure 5.15 of chapter 5 in Nilson 13th Ed can be used to find cutoff or bend points for bars in continuous beams with approximately equal spans with uniformly distributed loads.

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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

Self Study 2: Study cutoff, bends and development length (chapter 5, Nilson 13th Ed). 2. Design for shear:

The above table 01 shows the summary of web reinforcement requirement in beams. (a) When Vc/2 Vu, no web reinforcement is required. (b) When Vc Vu, theoretically no web reinforcement is required. However as long as Vc/2 is not greater than Vu, ACI 11.5.5.1 recommends minimum web reinforcement. Maximum spacing and minimum reinforcement requirement as permitted by ACI 11.5.4 and 11.5.5.3 shall be minimum of: i) smax = Avfy/(50bw), ii) d/2 iii) 24 inches iv) Avfy/ {0.75 (fc)bw} Self Study 3: Study ACI 11.5.5R. (c) When Vc < Vu, web reinforcement is required as: Vu = Vc + Vs Vs = Vu Vc
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## Concepts of Capacity & Demand

Avfyd/s = Vu Vc s = Avfyd/(Vu Vc) Self Study 4: Study Example 4.1, page 133, Nilson 13th Ed. Study example 4.3, page 137 to 139, Nilson 13th Ed. Now, Vu = 33.74 k Vc = (Capacity of concrete in shear) = 2 (fc)bwd Vc=0.752(3000)1417.5/1000 = 20.13 k (=0.75, ACI 9.3.2.3) Vc < Vu {Shear reinforcement is required} Assuming #3, 2 legged (0.22 in2), vertical stirrups. Spacing required (s) = Avfyd/ (Vu Vc) = 0.750.224017.5/ (33.7420.13) 8.5 Maximum spacing and minimum reinforcement requirement as permitted by ACI 11.5.4 and 11.5.5.3 is minimum of: i) smax = Avfy/(50bw) =0.22 40000/(50 14) = 12.57 ii) smax = d/2 = 17.5/2 = 8.75 iii) smax = 24 iv) Avfy/ 0.75(fc)bw = 0.2240000/ {(0.75(3000)14} =15.30 Other checks: (a) Check for depth of beam: Vs 8 (fc)bwd (ACI 11.5.6.9) 8 (fc)bwd = 0.75 8 (3000) 14 17.5/1000 = 80.52 k Vs = Vu Vc = 33.74 20.13 =13.61 k < 80.52 k, O.K. Therefore depth is O.K. If not, increase depth of beam. (b) Check if Vs 4 (fc)bwd (ACI 11.5.4.3): If Vs 4(fc)bwd, the maximum spacing (smax) is O.K. Otherwise reduce spacing by one half. 13.61 k < 40.26 k O.K. Arrangement of stirrups in the beam: With #3, 2 legged vertical stirrups @ 8.75 c/c (maximum spacing and minimum reinforcement

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requirement as permitted by ACI), the shear capacity (Vn) of the beam will be equal to: Vn = Vc + Vs Vs = (Avfyd)/ smax Vs = (0.75 0.22 40 17.5/8.75) = 13.2 k Therefore Vn = 20.13 + 13.2 = 33.33 k < (Vu = 33.74 k) It means that theoretically, from a section at a distance equal to s/2 up to a section where shear is 33.33 k, #3, 2 legged vertical stirrups @ 8.5 c/c shall be provided. After that, #3, 2 legged vertical stirrups @ 8.75 of spacing can be provided from section where shear is 33.33 kips up to a section where shear is equal to Vc/2. Beyond the value of Vc/2, no shear reinforcement is theoretically required. However # 3, 2 legged vertical stirrups @ 12 c/c are recommended to hold the flexural reinforcement bars. Practically it will be more feasible to provide # 3, 2 legged vertical stirrups @ 8.5 c/c up to Vc/2 and #3, 2 legged vertical stirrups @ 12 c/c beyond Vc/2 as shown in figure 1.6. Start providing stirrups at a distance s/2 = 8.5/2 = 4.25, from the face of the support.

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## V = 38.01 k Vu = 33.74 k 33.33 k V n Vmax 39.5 k = V = 20.13 k c V /2 = 10.065 k c 20.13 k 10.065 k

d = 17.5" 5.09'

2.5'

s/2 = 4.25" #3 @ 8.5" c/c 9" Brick Wall #3, 2 legged stirrups @ 12" c/c Figure 1.6: Stirrups arrangement. Theoretically no stirrups needed

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Step No 5: Drafting.

A l/5 = 4'

4 # 4 Bars

B
2 # 4 Bars

## #3, 2 legged vertical stirrups @ 12" c/c

s/2 = 4.25"

(5+5) # 6 Bars

7.5'

2.5'

Seismic hook ACI 21.1 4 # 4 Bars # 3 Stirrups @ 8.5" c/c 1" spacer bar @ 3' c/c 20" 10 # 6 Bars 14" 1" spacer bar @ 3' c/c 20" 2 # 4 Bars # 3 Stirrups @ 12" c/c 10 # 6 Bars 14"

Section A-A

Section B-B

Figure 1.7: Reinforcement Details (Long Section & Cross Sections of beam) Note that some nominal negative reinforcement has been provided at the beam ends to care for any incidental negative moment that may develop due to partial restrain as a result of friction etc. between beam ends and walls. In other words, though the beam has been analyzed assuming hinge or roller supports at the ends, however in reality there will always be some partial fixity or restrain at the end.

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References
Design of Concrete Structures (13th Ed.) by Nilson, Darwin & Dolan. ACI 318-02 (Building code requirements for structural concrete, American Concrete Institute committee 318).

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