MU Civil Engineering (Semester 6)
Theory of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete
December 2014
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1 (a) A short column 300mm × 300mm is reinforced with 4 bars of 20mm diameter. Determine the safe working load on the column. Use M20 grade of concrete and Fe415 grade of steel.
5 M
1 (b) Derive the expression for balanced moment of resistance for a singly reinforced rectangle section.
5 M
1 (c) Name different methods of post-tensioning. Discuss any one method in details.
5 M
1 (d) Why is necessary of using high strength concrete and high steel in prestressed concrete.
5 M

2 (a) Design a simply supported beam subjected to u.d.l of 40 kN/m. The width of the beam is bars of 16 mm diameter in compression and 4 bars of 16 mm dia. In tension. Determine Moment of resistance of the section. Use M20 grade of concrete and Fe415 grade of steel.
10 M

3 (a) A Reinforced concrete Tee beam has the following dimension:
Flange width 1000 mm
Width of Rib 230 mm
Depth of Rib 400 mm
Depth Of flange 120 mm
Steel provided 4 no of 20mm diameter bars.
span 8.0 meter
Grade of concrete M20 and Steel Fe415
Find the safe UDL the beam can carry.
10 M
3 (b) A rectangle beam 230mm × 450mm (effective depth) is reinforced with 6 bars of 16 mm diameter out of which two bars are bent at 45°. Determine the shear resistance of bent up bars and additional shear reinforcement required if the shear force is 200 kN. Design shear reinforcement adopt M20 and Fe415.
10 M

4 (a) A column is 400mm× 600mm is reinforced with 8 bars of 16 mm diameter it is subjected to compressive force of 450 kN. Mx=50 kNm My=40 kNm check the safety of the column as uncracked section. Use M20 grade of concrete and Fe 415 grade of steel.

10 M
4 (b) Design a simply supported slab having dimension 4m × 6m. Assume live load of 4kN/m2 and floor finish of 1 kN/m2. Use M20 grade of concrete and Fe415 grade of steel.
αx=0.089 αy=0.056.
10 M

5 Design the isolated sloped footing (rectangular) for a reinforced concrete column 230mm× 450mm carrying axial load of 1200kN. The bearing capacity of soil is 150kN/m2 . Use M20 grade of concrete and Fe415 grade of steel. Draw sketch showing reinforcement details.
20 M

6 (a) A PSC beam 230mm×450mm is used over an effective span of 5m to support an imposed load of 4 kN/m. Determine the magnitude of prestressing force located at 60mm from the soffit of the beam at mid span, where permissible stresses in tension are limited to 1 N/mm2 at service stage consider 15% loss of stresses in steel. Cable is parabolic and concentric at support. Determine stresses in extreme fibers at services at quarter span.
14 M
6 (b) An I-section prestressed concrete beam has top flange 1000 mm ×200mm, bottom flange 600mm×200mm and web is 200m×200mm depth. Determine the efficiency of the section.
6 M

7 A prestress concrete beam (I-section) has top flange 1400 mm × 200mm, bottom flange 700 mm × 200 mm and web 180mm × 2000 mm (depth) is prestressed with wires having area 300mm2 located at 50mm from soffit and carrying initial stress of 1200 N/mm2 the span beam is 10 m calculate the percentage loss of stress in wires if
i) beam is pretensioned
ii) the beam is post-tensioned use the following data.
Es-200 kN/mm2 and Ec=35kN/mm2 Relaxation of steel stress=5% of the initial stress.
Shrinkage of concrete =300 × 10-6 for pretensioning and 200×100-6 for post tensioning creep co-efficient=1.6 slip at anchorage =1mm frictional co-efficient for wave effect 0.0015/m. "
20 M

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