Basic (Computer program language), Concrete beams -- Data processing, Reinforced concrete construction, Torsion
A concrete beam is rarely subjected to pure torsion loading. However, in many design applications a beam is subjected to torsional loads in addition to bending and shear loading. The American Concrete Institute has developed a specification for the design of beams subjected to torsion. These specifications are found in ACI 318-83. In this research report, a computer program is presented, using these specifications, which will aid engineers in the design of reinforcement for concrete beams subjected to torsional loading. The provisions of the ACI 318-83 specification and their implementation into the computer program are presented. A sample problem is solved to compare the results of normal hand calculations to the results of the computer program. A listing of the computer program, written in Microsoft's GW BASIC, is provided. The designer enters information pertaining to the beams cross sectional properties, material properties and loading conditions. The program computes the concrete and reinforcement strength requirements and determines the amount of reinforcement required. The stirrup spacing and longitudinal reinforcement required are then determined and output to the designer.
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Carroll, Wayne E.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Schwarz, James E., "A Computer Program to Design Reinforcement for Concrete Beams Subjected to Torsion" (1985). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4766.