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NCMA E-TEK 17.1D - Lintel Design

NCMA E-TEK 17.1D - Lintel Design

NCMA E-TEK 17.1D - Lintel Design

Table 4 in the tek has allowable moments for lintels. I tried verifying the designs but am getting significantly smaller allowable moments for 8" lintels than those posted in the tek and can't seem to trace the error. Has anyone else successfully verified these capacities?

I have attached a mathcad screen shot and an excel screenshot. I changed certain variables in excel to try and find the issue. I can't seem to pinpoint my error, any help would be appreciated.



RE: NCMA E-TEK 17.1D - Lintel Design

Rather than use dropbox, can you just use the eng-tips file loader?

Thanks, Dik

RE: NCMA E-TEK 17.1D - Lintel Design

Check your calculation for rho. It looks like the whole depth of the block, 7.625", is used instead of the depth of reinforcing d=4.375"

RE: NCMA E-TEK 17.1D - Lintel Design

Ah yes, thank you. What a silly error, I looked at it longer than I care to admit. Thanks again

RE: NCMA E-TEK 17.1D - Lintel Design

The people that write and contribute to the NCMA TEKs are in large part, the same as many of those that create the ACI/TMS 530 standards that are adopted by most model codes and standards. - ACI just has the publication and distribution abilities that the other organizations did not want to get involved in.


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