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5.1.1. BS8110 Beam Design


Following the steps outlined in 5.1, the model is ready for the beams in Design Group 1, G1: BS8110
Beam to be designed.

1. Enter the Concrete Member Mode


Click on the Mode tab Concrete Member on the left of the screen to enter the Concrete Member
Mode. This enters the mode and displays the Summary Page. Ensure that the current design
group is G1: BS8110 Beam and if not, select it from the drop list on the toolbar.
Note how Members M4 and M5 are identified as 2 spans. This is controlled on the Beam Spans
table and by changing supports definition of the nodes.

2. Design the Beam Members


Click on the Design Page on the left of the screen. This will open the Design Options dialog box
and display the members in the current design group that can be designed. Click on the Design
button to design all 5 members.
All 5 members should be displayed in green and the Summary table shows the status for parts of
all 5 beams as OK.

3. View the Reinforcement Layout for Member 4


Click on the Main Layout Page and select Member 4 from the drop list.
In order to see the full extent of the beam, drag the separator bar below the elevation view of the
beam up until it looks like the following:-

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Note that the cross section shown can be moved graphically by dragging the section marker on
the elevation view or moment envelope, or by setting the value in the section itself.

4. View the Calculations


From the File Menu, select BS8110 Report Setup. In the Items sheet of this dialog, highlight
'Design Detail' and move it to the Selected list by clicking on the > button. On the Members
sheet of this dialog, click on the << to un-select all the members, highlight Member 4 and click on
the > button to move it to the selected side. Click on OK to accept this Report Setup.
To view the resulting report, click on the menu item 'File>Print Preview. The detail calculations
will be displayed approximately on page 5 on a report of 14 pages:-

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