RC Element Analysis and Design Spreadsheet18 October 2019
RC Element Analysis and Design Spreadsheet
finishing, and curing of concrete, are outside the scope of this book and are adequately discussed in many other
publications . Field testing, quality control, and inspection are also adequately covered elsewhere. This is not to
imply that these are of less importance in overall concrete construction technology but only to reiterate that the objective of this book is to deal with the design and analysis of reinforced concrete members.
The design and construction of reinforced concrete buildings is controlled by the Building Code Requirements for
Structural Concrete (ACI 318-11) of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) . The use of the term code in this text
refers to the ACI Code unless otherwise stipulated.
Therefore, tensile reinforcement must be embedded in the concrete to overcome this deficiency. In the United States, this reinforcement is in the form of steel reinforcing bars or welded wire reinforcing composed of steel wire. In addition, reinforcing in the form of structural steel shapes, steel pipe, steel tubing, and high-strength steel tendons is
permitted by the ACI Code.