Continuous Beams | Design of RCC Structures

Design of Continuous Beam | RCC Structures

Definition

The beam that rests on more than two supports. The beam that rests over multiple columns. Continuous beams increase the structural rigidity of a structure. They offer alternate load path incase of a failure of a section in the beam.

Continuous beams are commonly used in buildings in seismic risk zone.

Continuous beam
Continuous beam

 

Three moment equation or Clapeyron’s equation 

Continuous Beam | Three moment equation
Continuous Beam | Three moment equation

Four Methods for Analysis of a beam are as follows:

  1. Three moment equation
  2. Moment distribution method
  3. Kani’s method
  4. Slope deflection method

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