RCC beams are cast in cement concrete reinforced with steel bars. Beams resist compression and tensile forces and add rigidity to the structure.
Beams generally carry vertical gravitational forces but can also be used to carry horizontal loads (i.e., loads due to an earthquake or wind). The loads carried by a beam are transferred to columns, walls, or girders, which then transfer the force to adjacent structural compression members. In light frame construction the joists rest on the beam.
In this article, we are going to discuss types of beam construction and RCC design of simply supportedreinforced beam.
Simply supported RCC beam construction is of two types:
- Singly reinforced beam
- Doubly reinforced beam