# Re: Concrete Strong Column/Weak Beam

• To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
• Subject: Re: Concrete Strong Column/Weak Beam
• From: richard lewis <rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com>
• Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 13:51:40 -0500
```That is what puzzled me, "the flexural capacity of the columns is
affected by the coincident axial load".  Does it not matter how slender a
column is when you check the flexural capacity based on the axial
capacity?

I take an interaction diagram, go up to the axial load and then go across
to the curve boundary to find the moment capacity.  If it were a column
design the moment capacity would be the magnified moment.  In this check
it is just the moment capacity of the beam.

Rich

On Thu, 21 Jun 2001 10:16:41 -0700 "Mike Valley" <mtv(--nospam--at)skilling.com>
writes:
> Slenderness and P-delta do not play a part in this calculation.  The
> assumption is that flexural yielding will occur at every joint.
> The
> purpose of the calculation is to assure that the columns have
> sufficient flexural capacity to force yielding into the beams or
> girders.  Keep in mind that the flexural capacity of the columns is
> affected by the coincident axial load.
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2001 9:58 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Concrete Strong Column/Weak Beam
>
>
> I have a question regarding using ACI 21.4.2.2 check for the strong
> column weak beam check.  How is column slenderness accounted for in
> this
> check.  The ACI equation is :
>
> sum Me >= (6/5) sum Mg
>
> If I have a slender column, is Mg magnified somehow like in ACI
> 10.13.3?
> If I used a P-Delta analysis to get Mg, does it have to be
> magnified
> for
> this equation?  How does the effective length factor 'K' factor
> into
> this
> check?
>
> Rich
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