# I need guidance in designing a beam supporting specified ultimate moment of 1100 kN.m (doubly reinforced beam)

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## Given:

Given:

Mu = 1100 kN-m

f'c = 27.6 MPa

fy = 276 MPa

Step 1 - Calculate β1 and ρmax

β1 = 0.85

ρmax = β1 * 0.85 * f'c * 3/ fy * 7

ρmax = 0.85*0.85*276*3/ 276 * 7

ρmax = 0.030964

Step 2 - Calculate Rmax

Rmax = ρmax * fy *(1-ρmax* fy/1.7*f'c)

Rmax = 0.0300964* 276*(1-(0.00309*276/(1.7*27.6))

Rmax = 6.9895 MPa

Step 3 - Calculate Mmax and compare with Mu

Mmax = Rmax * φ * b * d^2

Mmax = 6.9895 * 0.90 * 350 * 725^2

Mmax = 1,157.265 kN-m

Mu = 1100 kN-m < Mmax = 1,157.626 kN-m

Hence, The beam can be designed as Singly-Reinforced Beam (SRB)