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RE: Tension in Concrete

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ACI indicates tensile strength of reinforced concrete (not pre-stressed)
shall be neglected.

Brian K. Smith, P.E.
> I would like your opinion regarding using the tensile strength of
> concrete(10% of Fc') in structural computations.
> This would be economical in thick shallow footings subjected to
> large moments where top reinforcement would be needed if the
> tensile strength of concrete is neglected.
> Alex C. Nacionales
> Iloilo City, Philippines

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