#### Design of Singly reinforced Sections | Method 2

**In our article series for Singly reinforced sections, we have covered the following:**

- Basic definitions and formulas
- Understanding stresses and modular ratios
- Assumptions for singly reinforced sections
- Design procedure for Singly reinforced section – I
- Solved Numericals for Singly reinforced beam | Method I
- Design of Singly reinforced sections | Design Method 2
- Solved Numericals for Singly reinforced beam | Method 2
- Moment of Resistance for Singly reinforced sections
- Solved numerical example | Moment of resistance
- Solved numerical example 2 | Guide to singly reinforced sections

#### Numerical Problem

**Find the position of the neutral axis of a reinforced concrete beam 150mm wide and 400mm deep (effective). Area of tensile steel is 804mm2. (modular ratio = m = 18.66)**

#### Step One:

#### Given that:

b = breadth of a rectangular beam = 150mm

d = effective depth of a beam = 400mm

Ast = cross-sectional area of steel in tension = 804mm2

x = depth of neutral axis below the compression edge

m = modular ratio = 18.66

**Taking moments of area of compression and tension sides about neutral axis,**

bx.x/2 = mAst (d – x)