Reinforced concrete beams are structural elements that designed to carry transverse external loads. The loads cause bending moment, shear forces and in some cases torsion across their length.
Moreover, concrete is strong in compression and very weak in tension. Thus, Steel reinforcement used to take up tensile stresses in reinforced concrete beams. A reinforced concrete beam is used as much below the ground level as above it. However, reinforced concrete is a very strong and versatile material. It also has an excellent fire resistance.
Furthermore, beams support the loads from slabs, other beams, walls, and columns. They transfer the loads to the columns supporting them.
Additionally, beams can be simply supported, continuous, or cantilevered. they can be designed as rectangular, square, T-shaped, and L-shaped sections.
Beams can be singly reinforced or doubly reinforced. The latter are used if the depth of the beam is restricted.
Our design will provide you with all information you need. Moreover, we can check the strength of an existing beam, but this we will require to know the size of the beam and details of the reinforcement.
In addition, we can provide an Auto Cad drawing or a bending schedule for the steel reinforcement If you need.
We need the following information for a reinforced concrete beam design.
Construction details (concrete or timber floors, brick or block supporting walls, etc).
Details of any restrictions on the maximum depth of the beam.