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Re[2]: Minimum number of bars in a 6 in. width conc. beam

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I disagree with all of your statements. 6" wide beam with a single #9
bar is perfectly practical if its design is justified
by calculations and meets code requirements. Been there, done that. Draw to
scale and you will see.

Ben Z.


Friday, July 16, 2004, 9:07:56 AM, you wrote:

SES> I would never place a single bar in a beam because it is not centered it
SES> will result in eccentric resistance to loads.
SES> Also I think a #9 bar is awfully large for a 6" wide beam.
SES> Also I think a 6" beam is awfully narrow no matter what the load.

SES> Stan Scholl, P.E.
SES> Laguna Beach, CA

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