By: Javier Encinas, PE | October 17, 2017
ASDIP CONCRETE is a structural engineering software for design of concrete members. ASDIP CONCRETE includes the design of multi-span continuous beams based on the latest ACI 318 provisions.
The design of continuous beams may become cumbersome and time-consuming, since it involves the analysis of the beam to find the moments and shears, and the application of the Code provisions to design the reinforcement. This document is a step-by-step overview of a design example of a typical continuous beam using ASDIP CONCRETE.
As an example, let’s consider a continuous beam, consisting of three spans and a cantilever, subject to the dead and live loads shown below. Due to space limitations, the beam cannot be deeper than 24″, but it will not be attached to elements likely to be damaged. Design the reinforcement.