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Ductility of beam

Ductility of beam

(OP)
Good day!

I'm new to prestressed design and just about to start reading some materials about it.
I started by reveiwing the theories of Reinfored Concrete Beam (RCB) and came accross this question: "Is there a way to quantify the ductility of RCB?"
I understand that increasing As (Area of steel) will make the section less ductile but what is/are the limit/s or figures that can be used to compare the ductility of different sections.

Thanks!

RE: Ductility of beam

(OP)
I understand that Rho as prescribed by the code gives limit to As to ensure that the section will fail in a ductile manner.
Does it mean that a section adopting rho max is more ductile than the one using rho min? but ofcourse

RE: Ductility of beam

The section with rho min is more ductile, but you are in the wrong forum here.

RE: Ductility of beam

(OP)
Thanks AELLC for the reply.

First, Yes it is the otherway around for the ductility of beam using rho.
Second, I didnt notice that this thread was under Engineering Spreadsheets.

So I stant corrected twice'

Thanks man'
Cheers!

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