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Project: Concrete Design Sheet 1 of 2

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Title: Beam Deflection Example Date
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Find the maxiamum deflection of a concrete beam with a span of 24' with a uniformly
distributed load and a point load at the center. Assume that the uniformly distributed load
is a live load of 400 lb/ft, and the point load has a dead load component of 2 kips and a
live load component of 3 kips.

PL 3 PD 2 wL 400 L 24

fy 60 Es 29000 Ma 1200
f'c 5000
f'c 4000
1 min 0.85 0.05 , 0.85 = 0.8
1000
2 2
As 5 0.79 = 3.95
2 2
As' 2 0.79 = 1.58
b 14 h 22

Find Maximum Moment (Service)

wD b h 150
3
= 321

L2
Maw wD + wL = 623
8
L
MaP PD + PL = 360
4
Ma Maw + MaP = 982.8

SCOTT HAMEL, PE, PhD - CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT - UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE
Project: Concrete Design Sheet 2 of 2
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Title: Beam Deflection Example Date
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Determine Neutral Axis:



f'c Es
Ec 57000 = 4031 n floor = 7
((1 )) Ec

2 0.79 2 ((h 5.5 )) + 3 0.79 2 ((h 2.5 ))


d = 18.3
As
Guess Values

x5 (Assumed Value)
SolverConstraints

x
As' ((n 1)) ((x 2.5 in)) + b x n As ((d x))
2

((x)) = 6.50

x 6.5

Determine Cracked Moment of Inertia


1 4
Ig b h 3 = 12423
12
1 2 2 2
4
Icr b x 3 + b x ((0.5 x)) + ((n 1)) As' ((x 2.5 )) + n As ((d x)) = 5283
12
Icr
= 0.425
Ig

Determine Effective Moment of Inertia



f'c
fr 7.5 = 530 yt 11
((1 ))

fr Ig
Mcr = 599
yt
Mcr 3 Mcr 3 Ie
4
Ie Ig + 1 Icr = 6899 = 0.555
Ma Ma Ig

Find Deflection

PD + PL L 3 5 wD + wL L 4
+ = 0.283
48 Ec Ie 384 Ec Ie

SCOTT HAMEL, PE, PhD - CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT - UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA ANCHORAGE