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Re: Min. Reinforcement in Pedestals

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Dear Richardson

Your suggested reinforcement seems reasonable to me also, but if there is no
reference or mathematical logic support the idea, then any other
reinforcement could also be used. So please let me know if you have such
supports for your suggestion.

Best Regards,
A. Karimzadegan


----- Original Message -----
From: "Daryl Richardson" <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)shaw.ca>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 10:01 PM
Subject: Re: Min. Reinforcement in Pedestals


> Karimzadegan,
>
> Unless you can find some code requirement to the contrary or some
> loading that requires greater reinforcing I would be inclined to use #6
> (20 mm diameter) bars at 12" (300 mm) each way on all exposed surfaces.
>
> Regards,
>
> H. Daryl Richardson
>
> > Karimzadegan wrote:
> >
> > I have a question regarding the Min. reinforcement which we shall use
> > for the large pedestals. The question is the for the pedestals under a
> > large equipments (e.g. 6~7m in Dia. ) we need to construct a pedestal
> > to reach to the required elevation ( e.g. from -1.000m below ground to
> > 0.300 above ground with 6m dia. pedestal ). It seems that application
> > of about 1% or even 0.5% reinforcement is very large and unnecessary
> > and in these cases the pedestal action is more close to a foundation (
> > for which the main reinforcements shall be top and bot. bars instead
> > of vertical bars ) instead of column action. If anyone have any useful
> > suggestion in this regard, please let me know.
> >
> >
> >
> > Best Regards,
> > A. Karimzadegan
> > PIDEC Co.
> > Shiraz
> > Iran
>
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