General Overview on RCC11 Element Design excel program for Design of Reinforced Concrete

RCC 11 Element Design is an excel package used for the design of reinforced concrete structural elements. The structural elements are the slabs, beams, and columns. In other words a slab is a structural element, a beam is a structural element and so on.

RCC11 designs one structural element at a time. For instance, if a suspended reinforced concrete floor consists of 7 slab panels (or juelements), you use RCC 11 to design each slab panel one by one. The same goes for beams and columns.

RCC11 designs to BS (British Standard ) 8110, 1997. You can use it to design slabs, rectangular beams, tee and L beams, beam shear and columns. The software shows you how it arrived at its answers, stating formulas used and calculation process.

The design program doesn’t do all the calculations for you. It calculates steel reinforcement required, deflection check, sizing and much more. For RCC11 to design slabs and beams you need to have previously calculated their design moments on your own. For columns, you will need to have calculated the axial loading and moments. If you are designing the structural elements as simply supported, then calculating the design moments is easy. If you are designing  as continuous, then knowledge of moment distribution may be required. You can also consult the BS code 1997 for simpler methods. If you have free software that does moment distribution; fine.

RCC 11 is a public release version meaning you do not need to pay to use it. It’s free software and one of the best free.



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