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10.0 MOMENT AND SHEAR COEFFICIENT FOR CONTINUOUS BEAM

Approximate general solutions for the maximum bending moments and shearing forces in uniformly loaded beams
of three or more spans are given in Table 3.5. This table is reproduced from BS 8110 Part 1: 1997.

Table 3.5: Moments and shear coefficients of continuous beam (Ref. BS 8110: Part 1: 1997)

At outer Near At first At middle of At interior


Position support middle of interior interior spans supports
end span support

Bending moment 0 +0.09FL 0.11FL +0.07FL 0.08FL

Shear force 0.45F 0.6F 0.55F

Note: Values apply where characteristic variable load does not exceed characteristic permanent load and
variations is span length do not exceed 15% of the longest span. (F is the total design load on span, and L is the
effective span)

11.0 SIMPLIFIED CURTAILMENT RULES FOR BEAM


(Ref. How to design concrete structures using Eurocode 2, The Concrete Centre, 2010)

25% 100% 25%

0.08l 0.08l
l
Simply supported beam

0.30l + al
(0.15l + al)
*Reduced to 25% for equal span lbd
35% * 60% 100%
30% 100% 30%

0.30l - al 0.30l - al
l

Continuous beam

Figure 1: Simplified detailing rules for beams

Notes:
1. l is the effective length
2. al is the distance to allow for tensile force due to shear force = z cot /2. Can conservatively taken as 1.125d
3. lbd is the design anchorage length.
4. qk gk
5. Minimum of two spans required
6. Applies to uniformly distributed loads only.
7. The shortest span must be greater than or equal to 0.85 times the longest span
8. Applies where 15% redistribution has been used.