## Abstract

An exact analysis is carried out utilizing the parabola-rectangle stress-strain curve for concrete and a typical idealized stress-strain curve for steel to develop the moment-curvature relationship for biaxially loaded reinforced concrete rectangular column sections. Based on that, the flexural rigidity EI of the section is determined at the yield curvature. A computer program is written by FORTRAN 77 to handle the required computations. The influence of material properties, the effect of steel ratios and the impact of axial loads on the EI estimation were investigated. This study leads to the development of a new equation to estimate the flexural rigidity EI of reinforced concrete biaxially loaded rectangular columns in which these factors were considered. It is shown that the new equation stems from the actual behavior of the column. Therefore, it is recommended for general use in the design of slender columns.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 601-614 |

Number of pages | 14 |

Journal | Computers and Structures |

Volume | 55 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - May 17 1995 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Modelling and Simulation
- Materials Science(all)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Science Applications