authors 
Isakovic, Tatiana and Fischinger, Matej 
year 
1993 
title 
Making Reinforced Concrete Crosssections Design Easy and Understandable 
source 
[eCAADe Conference Proceedings] Eindhoven (The Netherlands) 1113 November 1993 
summary 
Modern computing facilities provide an alternative graphical approach to the design of crosssections. A description of this process might be "strength evaluation", since, for any chosen crosssection, concrete strength, and reinforcement size, location, and yield strength, the flexural resistance (capacity) is defined by the bending momentaxial force interaction diagram. The factored forces are then plotted into the diagram and, by comparing the capacity and demand on the computer screen, the designer can decide about the suitability of the chosen crosssection. If necessary, the crosssectional properties can be changed easily. There are several advantages of this design approach. The design procedure is fast, clear and economical. For example, all loading combinations for all the columns of the frame in Fig. 1 can be checked simultaneously. The procedure is the same for various shapes of crosssections and it enables simple reinforcement optimization as well as the typization of crosssections. For example, only two types of crosssections can satisfy the design requirements for all the columns in the mentioned frame. 
series 
eCAADe 
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