Civil  Design of Reinforced Concrete Elements  Limit State Design Of Columns
Design Problems
1.Determine the load carrying capacity of a column
of size 300 x 400 mm reinforced with six rods of 20 mm diameter i.e, 6#20. The
grade of concrete and steel are M20 and Fe 415 respectively. Assume that the
column is short.
f_{ck} = 20 MPa, f_{y}=
415 MPa
Area of
steel A_{SC} = 6 x ? x 20^{2}/4
= 6 x 314 = 1884 mm^{2} Percentage of steel = 100Asc/bD =
100x1884/300x400 = 1.57 % Area of concrete A_{c} = A_{g}  A_{sc}
= 300 x 400  1884 = 118116 mm^{2} Ultimate load carried by the column
P_{u} = 0.4 f_{ck} A_{c}
+ 0.67 f_{y} A_{sc}
0.4x20x118116 +
0.67x415x1884
944928 + 523846 = 1468774
N = 1468. 8 kN
Therefore the safe load on
the column = 1468.8 /1.5 = 979.2 kN
2.Determine the steel required to
carry a load of 980kN on a rectangular column of size 300 x 400 mm. The grade
of concrete and steel are M20 and Fe 415 respectively. Assume that the column
is short.
f_{ck}
= 20 MPa, f_{y}= 415 MPa, P = 980 kN Area of steel A_{SC} = ?
Area of concrete A_{c} =
A_{g}  A_{sc} = (300 x 400 
A_{SC})
Ultimate load carried by the
column
P_{u} = 0.4 f_{ck} A_{c}
+ 0.67 f_{y} A_{sc}
980 x 1.5 x 1000 = 0.4x20x (300 x
400  A_{SC}) + 0.67x415 A_{SC}
= 960000  8 A_{SC}
+ 278.06 A_{SC}
A_{SC} =1888.5 mm^{2},
Percentage
of steel = 100Asc/bD = 100x1888.5 /300x400 = 1.57 % which is more than 0.8% and
less than 6% and therefore ok.
Use 20 mm dia. bas, No. of bars =
1888.5/314 = 6.01 say 6
3.Design a square or circular column to carry a
working load of 980kN. The grade of concrete and steel are M20 and Fe 415
respectively. Assume that the column is short.
Let us assume 1.0% steel (1 to
2%)
Say A_{SC}
= 1.0% A_{g} =1/100 A_{g} = 0.01A_{g} f_{ck} =
20 MPa, f_{y}= 415 MPa, P = 980 kN
Area of concrete A_{c} =
A_{g}  A_{sc} = A_{g}
0.01A_{g} = 0.99 A_{g}
Ultimate
load carried by the column P_{u} = 0.4 f_{ck} A_{c} +
0.67 f_{y} A_{sc}
980 x 1.5 x 1000 = 0.4x20x 0.99 A_{g} + 0.67x415 x
0.01A_{g} = 7.92 A_{g} + 2.78 A_{g} =10.7A_{g}
A_{g} =
137383 mm^{2}
Let us design a square column:
B = D = ? A_{g} =370.6 mm say 375 x 375 mm
This is
ok. However this size cannot take the minimum eccentricity of 20 mm as e_{min}/D
= 20/375 =0.053 > 0.05. To restrict the eccentricity to 20 mm, the required
size is 400x 400 mm.
Area of
steel required is A_{g} = 1373.8 mm^{2}. Provide 4 bar of 22 mm
diameter. Steel provided is 380 x 4 = 1520 mm^{2}
Actual
percentage of steel = 100A_{sc}/bD = 100x1520 /400x400 = 0.95 % which
is more than 0.8% and less than 6% and therefore ok.
Design of Transverse
steel:
Diameter
of tie = � diameter of main steel = 22/4 =5.5mm or 6 mm, whichever is greater.
Provide 6 mm.
Spacing: < 300 mm, < 16 x22
= 352mm, < LLD = 400mm. Say 300mm c/c
Design of circular column:
Here A_{g} = 137383 mm^{2}
? x D^{2}/4 = A_{g}, D= 418.2 mm say 420 mm.
This satisfy the minimum eccentricity of 20m Also
provide 7 bars of 16 mm, 7 x 201 = 1407 mm^{2}
Design of Transverse
steel:
Dia of tie = � dia of main steel
= 16/4 = 4 mm or 6 mm, whichever is greater. Provide 6 mm.
Spacing: < 300 mm, < 16 x16
= 256 mm, < LLD = 420mm. Say 250 mm c/c
4.Design a rectangular column to carry an ultimate
load of 2500kN. The unsupported length of the column is 3m. The ends of the
column are effectively held in position and also restrained against rotation.
The grade of concrete and steel are M20 and Fe 415 respectively.
Given:
f_{ck}
= 20 MPa, f_{y}= 415 MPa, P_{u}
= 2500kN
Let us assume
1.0% steel (1 to 2%)
Say A_{SC} = 1.0% A_{g} =1/100 A_{g}
= 0.01A_{g}
Area of
concrete A_{c} = A_{g}  A_{sc} = A_{g} 0.01A_{g} = 0.99 A_{g}
Ultimate load carried by the column P_{u} = 0.4 f_{ck}
A_{c} + 0.67 f_{y} A_{sc}
2500 x 1000 = 0.4x20x 0.99 A_{g} + 0.67x415 x 0.01A_{g}
= 7.92 A_{g} + 2.78 A_{g} =10.7A_{g}
A_{g} =
233645 mm^{2}
If it is
a square column:
B = D = ? A_{g} =483 mm. However
provide rectangular column of size 425 x 550mm. The area provided=333750 mm^{2}
Area of
steel = 2336 mm^{2}, Also provide 8 bars of 20 mm, 6 x 314 = 2512 mm^{2}
Check for
shortness: Ends are fixed. l_{ex} = l_{ey}
= 0.65 l = 0.65 x 3000 = 1950 mm
l_{ex}
/D= 1950/550 < 12, and l_{ey}
/b = 1950/425 < 12, Column is short
Check for
minimum eccentricity:
In the
direction of longer direction
e_{min,
x} = l_{ux}/500 + D/30 = 3000/500 + 550/30 = 24.22mm or 20mm
whichever is greater.
e_{min,
x} = 24.22 mm < 0.05D = 0.05 x
550 =27.5 mm. O.K
In the
direction of shorter direction
e_{min,
y}= l_{uy}/500 + b/30 = 3000/500 + 425/30 = 20.17 mm or 20mm
whichever is greater.
e_{min,
x} = 20.17 mm < 0.05b = 0.05 x
425 =21.25 mm. O.K
Design of
Transverse steel:
Dia of tie = � dia of main steel = 20/4 = 5 mm or 6 mm,
whichever is greater. Provide 6 mm or 8 mm.
Spacing:
< 300 mm, < 16 x20 = 320 mm, < LLD = 425mm. Say 300 mm c/c
5.Design a circular column with ties to carry an
ultimate load of 2500kN. The unsupported length of the column is 3m. The ends
of the column are effectively held in position but not against rotation. The
grade of concrete and steel are M20 and Fe 415 respectively.
Given:
f_{ck} = 20 MPa, f_{y}=
415 MPa, P_{u} = 2500kN
Let us assume 1.0% steel (1 to
2%)
Say A_{SC} = 1.0% A_{g} =1/100 A_{g}
= 0.01A_{g}
Area of concrete A_{c} =
A_{g}  A_{sc} = A_{g}
0.01A_{g} = 0.99 A_{g}
Ultimate
load carried by the column P_{u} = 0.4 f_{ck} A_{c} +
0.67 f_{y} A_{sc}
2500 x 1000 = 0.4x20x 0.99 A_{g} + 0.67x415 x 0.01A_{g}
= 7.92 A_{g} + 2.78 A_{g} =10.7A_{g}
A_{g} =
233645 mm^{2}
? x D^{2}/4 = A_{g}, D = 545.4 mm say 550 mm.
Area of steel = 2336 mm^{2},
Also provide 8 bars of 20 mm, 6 x 314 = 2512 mm^{2}
Check for shortness: Ends
are hinged l_{ex} = l_{ey} = l = 3000 mm
l_{ex} /D= 3000/550 <
12, and l_{ey} /b = 3000/425
< 12, Column is short
Check for minimum
eccentricity:
Here, e_{min,
x} = e_{min, y} = l_{ux}/500 + D/30 = 3000/500 + 550/30 =
24.22mm or 20mm whichever is greater.
e_{min} =
24.22 mm < 0.05D = 0.05 x 550 =27.5 mm. O.K
Design of Transverse
steel:
Diameter
of tie = � dia of main steel = 20/4 = 5 mm or 6 mm, whichever is greater.
Provide 6 mm or 8 mm.
Spacing: < 300 mm, < 16 x20
= 320 mm, < LLD = 550mm. Say 300 mm c/c
Similarly square column can be
designed.
If the
size of the column provided is less than that provided above, then the minimum
eccentricity criteria are not satisfied. Then e_{min} is more and the
column is to be designed as uni axial bending case or bi axial bending case as
the case may be. This situation arises when more steel is provided ( say 2% in
this case).
Try to solve these problems by
using SP 16 charts, though not mentioned in the syllabus.
6.Design the reinforcement in a column of size 450
mm � 600 mm, subject to an axial load of 2000 kN under service dead and live
loads. The column has an unsupported length of 3.0m and its ends are held in
position but not in direction. Use M 20 concrete and Fe 415 steel.
Solution:
Given: l_{u}= 3000 mm, b = 450 mm, D = 600
mm, P =2000kN, M20, Fe415
Check for shortness: Ends
are fixed. l_{ex} = l_{ey} = l
= 3000 mm
l_{ex} /D= 3000/600 <
12, and l_{ey} /b = 3000/450<
12, Column is short
Check for minimum
eccentricity:
In the direction of longer
direction
e_{min,
x} = l_{ux}/500 + D/30 = 3000/500 + 600/30 = 26 mm or 20mm
whichever is greater. e_{min, x} = 26 mm < 0.05D = 0.05 x 600 =30
mm. O.K
In the direction of shorter
direction
e_{min,
y}= l_{uy}/500 + b/30 = 3000/500 + 450/30 = 21 mm or 20mm
whichever is greater. e_{min, x} = 21 mm < 0.05b = 0.05 x 450 =22.5
mm. O.K
Minimum
eccentricities are within the limits and hence code formula for axially loaded
short columns can be used.
Factored Load
P 
= service load � partial
load factor 
U 


= 2000 � 1.5 = 3000 kN 
Design
of Longitudinal Reinforcement 

Pu 
= 0.4 f_{ck} A_{c}
+ 0.67 f_{y} A_{sc}
or 
P_{u} 
= 0.4
f_{ck} A_{c} + (0.67 f_{y}  0.4f_{ck}) A_{sc} 
3
3000 � 10 = 0.4 � 20 � (450 � 600) + (0.67 � 4150.4 �
20)A_{sc}
3
= 2160�10 + 270.05A_{sc }
? A_{sc} = (30002160) �
10 /270.05 = 3111 mm
In view of the column dimensions
(450 mm, 600 mm), it is necessary to place intermediate
bars, in addition to the 4
corner bars:
2
Provide 425? at corners ie, 4 � 491 = 1964 mm
2
and 420? additional ie, 4 � 314 = 1256 mm
2 2
? A_{sc}
= 3220 mm > 3111 mm
? p =
(100�3220) / (450�600) = 1.192 > 0.8 (minimum steel), OK.
Design of transverse steel
Diameter
of tie = � diameter of main steel = 25/4 =6.25 mm or 6 mm, whichever is
greater. Provide 6 mm.
Spacing:
< 300 mm, < 16 x 20 = 320 mm, < LLD = 450mm. Say 300 mm c/c Thus
provide ties 8mm @ 300 mm c/c
Sketch:
7.Determine the reinforcement to be provided in a
square column subjected to uniaxial bending with the following data:
Size of column 450 x 450 mm
Concrete mix M 25
Characteristic strength of steel
415 N/mm^{2}
Factored load 2500 kN
Factored moment 200 kN.m
Arrangement of reinforcement:
(a)On two
sides
(b)
On four sides
Assume
moment due to minimum eccentricity to be less than the actual moment Assuming
25 mm bars with 40 mm cover, d = 40 + 12.5 = 52.5 mm d^{1}/D
= 52.5/450 0.12
Charts for d^{1}/D = 0.15
will be used
P_{u}/f_{ck}bD =
(2500 x 1000)/ (25 x 450 x 450) = 0.494
M_{u}/f_{ck}bD^{2}
=200 x 10^{6} /(25 x 450 x 450^{2}) = 0.088
a) Reinforcement on two sides,
Referring
to Chart 33, p/f_{ck} = 0.09
Percentage
of reinforcement, p = 0.09 x 25 = 2.25 %
As = p bD/100
= 2.25 x 450 x 450/100 = 4556 mm^{2}
b)
Reinforcement on four sides from Chart 45,
p/f_{ck} = 0.10
p = 0.10 x 25 = 2.5 %
A_{s} = 2.5 x 450 x
450/100 = 5063 mm^{2}
8.Example: Circular Column with Uniaxial Bending
Determine
the reinforcement to be provided in a circular column with the following data:
Diameter
of column 500 mm Grade of concrete M20 Characteristic strength 250 N/mm^{2}
Factored load 1600 kN
Factored moment 125 kN.m
Lateral reinforcement :
(a)Hoop
reinforcement
(b)
Helical reinforcement
(Assume
moment due to minimum eccentricity to be less than the actual moment). Assuming
25 mm bars with 40 mm cover,
d^{1}
= 40 + 12.5 = 52.5 mm d^{1}/D  52.5/50 = 0.105
Charts for d'/D = 0.10
will be used.
(a) Column with hoop
reinforcement
P_{u}/f_{ck} D D
= (1600 x 1000)/ (20 x 500 x 500) = 0.32
M_{u}/f_{ck}
D x D^{2} =125 x 10^{6} /(20 x 500 x 500^{2}) = 0.05
Referring
to Chart 52, for f_{y} = 250 N/mm^{2} p/f_{ck}
= 0.87
Percentage
of reinforcement, p = 0.87 x 20 = 1.74 %
As = 1.74 x (? x 500^{2}/4)/100 = 3416 mm^{2}
(b) Column with Helical
Reinforcement
According
to 38.4 of the Code, the strength of a compression member with helical
reinforcement is 1.05 times the strength of a similar member with lateral ties.
Therefore, the, given load and moment should be divided by 1.05 before
referring to the chart.
P_{u}/f_{ck} D D
= (1600/1.05 x 1000)/ (20 x 500 x 500) = 0.31
M_{u}/f_{ck} D x
D^{2} =125/1.05 x 10^{6} /(20 x 500 x 500^{2}) = 0.048
Hence, From Chart 52, for f_{y}
= 250 N/mm^{2},
p/f_{ck} = 0.078
p = 0.078 x 20 = 1.56 %
As = 1.56 x( ? x 500 x 500/4 )/100 = 3063 cm^{2}
According
to 38.4.1 of the Code the ratio of the volume of helical reinforcement to the
volume of the core shall not be less than
0.36 (A_{g}/A_{c}
 1) x f_{ck} /f_{y}
where A_{g}
is the gross area of the section and A_{c} is the area of the
core measured to the outside diameter of the helix. Assuming 8 mm dia bars for
the helix,
Core diameter = 500  2 (40  8)
= 436 mm
A_{g}/A_{C} = 500/436
= 1.315
0.36 (A_{g}/A_{c}
 1) x f_{ck} /f_{y} = 0.36(0.315) 20/250 =0.0091
Volume of helical reinforcement /
Volume of core
= A_{sh}
? x 428 /( ?/4 x 436^{2}) s_{h}
0.9 A_{sh}
/ s_{h}
where, A_{sh}
is the area of the bar forming the helix and s_{h} is the pitch of the
helix. In order to satisfy the coda1 requirement,
0.09 A_{sh} / s_{h} ? 0.0091
For 8 mm dia bar,
s_{h} ? 0.09 x
50 / 0.0091 = 49.7 mm. Thus provide 48 mm pitch
Example: Rectangular column with Biaxial Bending
9.Determine the reinforcement to be provided in a
short column subjected to biaxial bending, with the following data:
size of
column = 400 x 600 mm Concrete mix = M15
Characteristic
strength of reinforcement = 415 N/mm^{2} Factored load, P_{u} =
1600 kN
Factored
moment acting parallel to the larger dimension, M_{ux} =120 kNm Factored
moment acting parallel to the shorter dimension, M_{uy} = 90 kNm
Moments due to minimum eccentricity are less than the values given above.
Reinforcement is distributed
equally on four sides.
As a
first trial assume the reinforcement percentage, p = 1.2% p/f_{ck}
= 1.2/15 = 0.08
Uniaxial moment capacity of the
section about xxaxis :
d^{1}/D = 52.5 /600 =
0.088
Chart for d'/D = 0.1 will be
used.
P_{u}/f_{ck} b D
= (1600 x 1000)/ (15 x 400 x 600) = 0.444
Referring to chart 44
M_{u}/f_{ck} b x
D^{2} = 0.09
M_{ux1} = 0.09 x 15 x 400
x 600^{2}) = 194.4 kN.m
Uniaxial moment capacity of the
section about yy axis :
d^{1}/D = 52.5 /400 =
0.131
Chart for
d^{1}/D =0.15 will be used. Referring to Chart 45,
M_{u}/f_{ck} b x
D^{2} = 0.083
M_{ux1} = 0.083 x 15 x
600 x 400^{2}) = 119.52 kN.m
Calculation of P_{uz} :
Referring
to Chart 63 corresponding to p = 1.2, f_{y} = 415 and f_{ck} =
15,
P_{uz}/A_{g} =
10.3
P_{uz} = 10.3 x 400 x 600
= 2472 kN
M_{ux}/M_{ux1} =
120/194.4 =0.62
M_{uy}/M_{uy1}=90/119.52
= 0.75
P_{u} /P_{uz} =1600/2472 = 0.65 Referring to Churn 64, the permissible
value of M_{ux}/M_{ux1} corresponding to M_{uy}/M_{uy1}
and P_{u} /P_{uz} is equal to 0.58
The
actual value of 0.62 is only slightly higher than the value read from the Chart.
This can
be made up by slight increase in reinforcement.
Using
Boris load contour equation as per IS:4562000
P_{u}
/P_{uz} = 0.65 thus, ?_{n} = 1 +
[(21) / (0.8  0.2)] (0.650.2) = 1.75
[0.62 ]^{1.75} + [0.75]^{1.75} = 1.04 slightly
greater than 1 and slightly unsafe. This can be made up by slight increase in
reinforcement say 1.3%
Thus
provide As = 1.3x400x600/100 = 3120 mm^{2}
Provide 1.3 % of steel p/f_{ck} = 1.3/15 = 0.086
d^{1}/D
= 52.5 /600 = 0.088 = 0.1
From
chart 44
M_{u}/f_{ck}
b x D^{2} = 0.095
M_{ux1}
= 0.095 x 15 x 400 x 600^{2}) = 205.2
kN.m
Referring
to Chart 45,
M_{u}/f_{ck}
b x D^{2} = 0.085
M_{ux1}
= 0.085 x 15 x 600 x 400^{2}) = 122.4 kN.m
Chart 63
: P_{uz}/A_{g} = 10.4
P_{uz}
= 10.4 x 400 x 600 = 2496 kN
M_{ux}/M_{ux1}
= 120/205.2 =0.585
M_{uy}/M_{uy1}=90/122.4 = 0.735
P_{u}
/P_{uz} =1600/2496 = 0.641
Referring to Chart 64, the permissible value of M_{ux}/M_{ux1}
corresponding to M_{uy}/M_{uy1} and P_{u} /P_{uz}
is equal to 0.60
Hence the
section is O.K.
Using
Boris load contour equation as per IS:4562000
P_{u}
/P_{uz} = 0.641 thus, ?_{n} = 1 +
[(21) / (0.8  0.2)] (0.6410.2) =
1.735
[120/205.2]^{1.735}
+ [90/122.4]^{1.735} = 0.981 ? 1 Thus
OK
As = 3120 mm^{2}. Provide 10 bars of 20 mm dia. Steel provided is 314 x 10 = 3140 mm^{2}
Design of transverse steel: Provide 8 mm dia stirrups at 300
mm c/c as shown satisfying the requirements of IS: 4562000
10.Verify the adequacy of the short column section
500 mm x 300 mm under the following load conditions:
P_{u} = 1400 kN, M_{ux}
= 125 kNm, M_{uy} = 75 kNm. The design interaction curves of SP 16
should be
used. Assume that the column is a 'short column' and the eccentricity due to
moments is greater than the minimum eccentricity.
Solution:
2
Given: D = 500 mm, b = 300 mm, A = 2946 mm M =
125 kNm, M = 75 kNm, f = 25
x s ux uy ck
MPa, f = 415 MPa
y
Applied eccentricities
3
e_{x} = M_{ux}/P_{u}
= 125 � 10 /1400 = 89.3 mm ? e_{x}/D_{x} =
0.179
3
e_{y} = M_{uy}/P_{u}
= 75 � 10 /1400 = 53.6 mm ? e_{y}/D_{y} =
0.179
These eccentricities for the short column are clearly not less
than the minimum eccentricities specified by the Code.
Uniaxial moment capacities: M_{ux1},
M_{uy1}
As determined in the earlier
example, corresponding to P = 1400 kN,
u
M = 187 kNm
ux1
M_{uy1} = 110 kNm Values of P_{uz} and ?_{n}
P_{uz} = 0.45f_{ck}
A_{g} + (0.75f_{y}  0.45f_{ck})A_{sc}
= (0.45 �
25 � 300 � 500) + (0.75 � 415  0.45 � 25)�2946
= (1687500
+ 883800)N = 2571 kN
? P_{u}/P_{uz}
= 1400/2571 = 0.545 (which lies between 0.2 and 0.8)
? ?_{n} = 1.575
Check safety under biaxial
bending
[125/187]^{1.575} +
[75/110]^{1}
= 0.530 +
0.547
1.077 > 1.0 Hence, almost ok.