Mr. P
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How to determine reinforcement design strip widths and locations
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This question has no clear answer in its current form. The strip method is a lower bound approach (meaning that you approach the optimum solution from the safe side) based on beam analogy. So in ...

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Why 0.2% of strain is considered while taking proof stress?
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It is not even an assumption but somewhat arbitrarily chosen and not universally adopted either. In some codes and for some materials 0.1% is chosen and in others 0.05% and sometimes x% total strain ...

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How can large bridges be made resistant to earthquakes?
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Actually very long bridges (and super-tall buildings) often have less issues with earthquakes than their smaller brethren. This is due to them generally being much more flexible and therefore having ...

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Why the design of continuous beam is always more economical than beam with supports?
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I see another answer has given input on the strength side of things, where the economics isn't as clear, so I will add that one of the crucial aspects that usually make continuous beams economical is ...

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