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Calculation of Effective Inertia & Effective Depth 2

Calculation of Effective Inertia & Effective Depth

The effective depth of the beam is the distance from the tension steel to the edge of the compression fiber. Meaning if you have a 400 mm deep beam with T20 tension reinforcement and a cover of 40 mm the effective depth is 400 – 40 – 10 = 350.

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