# Statics and Stress: Calculate the stresses?

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A 1.2m long concrete beam has a cross-sectional area of 0.05m2.

The beam is reinforced by 4 embedded steel bars, each 19mm in diameter, as shown in Figure Q5.

Calculate the stresses in the steel and concrete when a tensile load of 250kN
is applied to the beam.

For concrete E = 25GPa, steel E = 210GPa.

Figure Q5:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5buqh1chm1...pture.JPG?dl=0
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(Original post by lilminster)
A 1.2m long concrete beam has a cross-sectional area of 0.05m2.

The beam is reinforced by 4 embedded steel bars, each 19mm in diameter, as shown in Figure Q5.

Calculate the stresses in the steel and concrete when a tensile load of 250kN
is applied to the beam.

For concrete E = 25GPa, steel E = 210GPa.

Figure Q5:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5buqh1chm1...pture.JPG?dl=0
From equilibrium in the axial direction:

.

Discretise the integral in terms of the steel and concrete volume fractions:

.

The final two steps are trivial. Use the equation and the fact that the strain must be identical in both constituents and you should get very close to your answer.
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