design of rc structure
posted by rakesh .
1. Discuss the salient feature of working stress methods and ultimate load method?
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Working stress is generally more conservative.
It does not take into account of the post-yield behaviour of the reinforcing steel.
Ultimate stress caters to both strenth and serviceability requirements separately.
If properly designed, will ensure gradual failure instead of sudden failure by under-reinforcing.
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