This work demonstrates the calculation of the bending from a bi-supported beam and compares the manual method versus the calculation carried out with the aid of a software based on the finite element method (FEM), both are verified based on the Brazilian standard NBR 6118 (2014). The comparison consists in the analysis of the diagrams of shearing forces, bending moments, calculated steel area and deformation in the beams. It is noticeable that in the manual calculation, it considers only the distance between the center of the supports. On the other hand, the calculation from the program (FEM) is realized by the consideration of structural dimensioning of the beam in relation to the span between the center of support pillars and the support width. Thus reaching the conclusion, that increasing the support width of the pillars, despite contributing to the reduction of shearing forces, bending moments and deformations, it’s not economically viable for this structure calculated in this work, because of the use of minimum reinforcement for the calculated cross-sectional area of the beam.
Edson Fernando Castanheira Rodrigues
Edson F. Castanheira Rodrigues: Civil Engineer and Master’s Degree student in the postgraduate program PPGECiv of UFSCar University. André L. Christoforo: Civil Engineer, PhD in Structural Engineering and professor at UFSCar University. Túlio Hallak Panzera: Mechanical Engineer, PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Professor at UFSJ University.
André Luis Christoforo
Tulio Hallak Panzera
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Reinforced Concrete, structural design, Finite Element Method.
TECHNOLOGY / General