# Moment of Resistance | Design of Singly reinforced Sections

#### Moment of Resistance | Guide to design of Singly reinforced Sections

For the design of Singly reinforced Sections article series, we have covered the following:

Now we will move on with our discussion on “Moment of resistance” and derive the formula for Moment of resistance for balanced section, under-reinforced section and over reinforced section.

The moment of resistance of the concrete section is the moment of couple formed by the total tensile force (T) in the steel acting at the centre of gravity of reinforcement and the total compressive force (C) in the concrete acting at the centre of gravity (c.g.) of the compressive stress diagram. The moment of resistance is denoted by M.

The distance between the resultant compressive force (C) and tensile force (T) is called the lever arm, and is denoted by z.

From the diagram above, it is clear that the intensity of compressive stress varies from maximum at the top to zero at the neutral axis.

Therefore, centre of gravity of the compressive force is at a distance x/3 from the top edge of the section.

Therefore, z = d-x/3

Moment of resistance is given by,

Mr = C x z

= bx (σcbc/2)(d-x/3)

OR

Mr = T x z

= Ast σst(d – x/3)

#### For balanced section, the formula is as follows,

Mr = bxc σcbc (d – xc/3)

= Ast σst(d – xc/3)

#### For under-reinforced section, the formula is as follows,

Mr = T x z

= Ast.σst (d – x/3)

#### For over-reinforced section, the formula is given as,

Mr = C x z

Mr = bx( σcbc /2) (d – x/3)

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