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VTU eNotes On Design of RCC Structural Elements (Civil Engineering)

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Publisher VTU eLearning
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cements Portland slag, Portland pozzolona etc. High cement content give rise to increased shrinkage, creep and cracking. Minimum cement content is 300Kg m3 and maximum being 450Kg m3 as per Indian code. Mineral additives like fly ash , silica fume, rice husk ash, metakoline and ground granulated blast furnace slag may be used to reduce micro cracks . The aggregate used is primarily for the purpose of providing bulk to the concrete and constitutes 60 to 80 percent of finished product. Fine aggregates are used to increase the workability and uniformly of concrete mixture. Water used for mixing and curing shall be clean and free from oil, acids, alkalis, salts, sugar etc. The diverse requirements of mixability, stability, transportability place ability, mobility, compatibility of fresh concrete are collectively referred to as workability. Compressive strength of concrete on 28th day after casting is considered as one of the measure of quality. At least 4 specimens of cubes should be tested for acceptance criteria. Grade of concrete Based on the compressive strength of concrete, they are designated with letter H followed by an integer number represented characteristic strength of concrete, measured using 150mm size cube. Characteristic strength is defined us the strength of material below which not more than 5 of test results are expected to full. The concrete grade M10, M15 and M20 are termed as ordinary concrete and those of M25 to M55 are termed as standard concrete and the concrete of grade 60 and above are termed as high strength concrete. The selection of minimum grade of concrete is dictated by durability considerations which are based on kind of environment to which the structure is exposed, though the minimum grade of concrete for reinforced concrete is specified as M20 under mild exposure conditions, it is advisable to adopt a higher grade. For moderate, severe, very severe and extreme exposure conditions, M25, M30, M35 M40 grades respectively are recommended. Typical stress-strain curves of concrete is shown in Fig.1.4
Reinforcing steel Steel bars are often used in concrete to take case of tensile stresses. Often they are called as rebars, steel bar induces ductility to composite material i.e reinforced concrete steel is stronger than concrete in compression also. Plain mild steel bars or deformed bars are generally used. Due to poor bond strength plain bars are not used. High strength deformed bars generally cold twisted CTD are used in reinforced concrete. During beginning of 21st century, Thermomechanical tream TMT bars which has ribs on surface are used in reinforced concrete. Yield strength of steel bars are denoted as characteristic strength. Yield strength of mild steel is 250MPa, yield strength of CTD TMT bars available in market has 415 MPa or 500 MPa or 550MPa. TMT bars have better elongation than CTD bars. Stress-strain curve of CTD bars or TMT bars do not have definite yield point, hence 0.2 proof stress is used as yield strength. Fig 1.5 shows stress strain curve of different steel grades. Steel grades are indicated by Fe followed by yield strength. In the drawings of RCC, denotes MS bar and denotes CTD or TMT bars
Fig 1-5 stress strain curve 1.4 Design codes and Hand books A code is a set of technical specifications intended to control the design and construction. The code can be legally adopted to see that sound structure are designed and constructed code specifies acceptable methods of design and construction to produce safe and sound structures. National building code have been formulated in different countries to lay down guidelines for the design and construction of structures. International building code has been published by international code council located in USA. National building code NBC 2005 published in

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