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Hi Everyone, I am designing a be

Hi Everyone, I am designing a be

Hi Everyone, I am designing a be

Hi Everyone,

I am designing a beam for that I know that the lap splices for bottom bars shall be given after a distance '2D' from the face of column. But if I use this, the lap comes in the middle where we have maximum tensile stresses. In such conditions can we skip "2D" conditions? Please help me.

RE: Hi Everyone, I am designing a be

What is D? Bar diameter? What code are you using?
If they are bottom bars, why are they in maximum tension near the column? That should be a zone of negative moment where the top bars are in tension.


RE: Hi Everyone, I am designing a be

If your beam is short enough that the code prescribed splices end up occurring at or near mid span than the bars should be fabricated to be the full length of the beam with no splices. You may want to stipulate continuous bars in this situation to avoid any ambiguity with the rebar detailer/fabricator.

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RE: Hi Everyone, I am designing a be

It sounds like you are trying to detail as a special moment frame where D is the depth of the beam. If it does need to be detailed as a a special moment frame, no you can't skip the requirements. Instead of using a lap splice you may find it advantageous to use a mechanical splice.

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