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As shown in the diagram, what would happen in the first case where the depth of the neutral axis from the top fiber is very less i.e very minute than usual ? while the second and the third figures depict the usual provided axis and the maximum depth of the neutral axis respectively.image

asked Feb 25, 2019 in Civil Engineering by Jushya | 103 views

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In 1st case It is case of severe under reinforced section where Steel will reach its maximum value of strain too early than concrete which will cause deflection in structure due to bending of Steel. It should be avoided as it is highly risky as Most of the concrete is in tension zone now.

answered Feb 25, 2019 by rammanirai