A Structural member that is designed to resist forces acting transverse to its axis is called a beam. The PCPack Beam is intended for the analysis and design of Rectangular, L-shaped, inverted –Tee, composite rectangular, composite L- shaped, composite inverted - tee shaped Precast/Prestressed beams with conventional reinforcements, Prestress strands or Combo for in-service condition. It provides the solution for a simply supported beam with two overhangs one on either side of the support for different loading conditions viz. Point, UDL and Point torsion dead and live loads with 3 different strand profiles viz. Straight, single point depressed and two-point depressed profiles.
The designs are based on the provisions of ‘Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-08) and Precast Design handbook 7th edition
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