# QUANTITY OF STEEL IN ONE WAY SLAB CALCULATION (BBS) With 1 Exam

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Before calculating the quantity of steel in one way slab it is essential to clarify the basic concepts. The one-way slab steel quantity calculation is done according to its supporting conditions. The one-way slab is supported on two **beams** and then to the **columns** of the building.

The bars we use in the Tension zone of the slab are called Bent bars. Technically in the slab, we give two different names to these bars (Main and distribution bar).

**Main Reinforcements** **bars** we provide in the shorter span of the slabs and the bars will along the longer span of the slab. In the long span of the slab, the steel we provide is known as Distribution steel which doesn’t help to carry any type of load and the only function is to distribute the load or counter the shrinkage stresses.

For your better understanding let’s take this example.

**EXAMPLE:**

Suppose we have a one-way slab, which has a length of 5 m or a width of 2 m (clear span). The Main bars will be 12 mm in diameter with 100 mm c/c spacing. The Distribution bars will be 8 mm in diameter with 125 mm c/c spacing. The Clear cover will be 25 mm (Top or Bottom) and the thickness of the slab will be 150 mm.

**1.** Calculate the quantity of steel?

**2.** Calculate the weight of steel?

## QUANTITY OF STEEL IN ONE-WAY SLAB FORMULA SOLUTION

**GIVEN DATA.**

Length = **5 m** (5000 mm).

Width =** 2 m** (2000 mm).

Main Bar = **12 mm** @ **100 mm c/c**.

Distribution Bar = **8 mm** @ **125 mm c/c**.

Clear cover = **25 mm ****from** (Top and Bottom).

Thickness = **150 mm**

**SOLUTION:**

The quantity is done in two steps.

**Step 1.** (Calculation of Bars No)

First, calculate the number of bars required (main and distribution both).

FORMULA = (**Total length** – **Clear cover**)/**center to center spacing** + **1**

Main bar = (5000 – (25+25))/100 + 1

= 4950 Divided by 100 + 1

= **51 Bars.**

Distribution bar = (2000 – (25+25))/125 + 1

= 1950 Divided by 125 + 1

= **17 Bars.**

**Step 2. (Cutting length)**

**MAIN BAR:**

**FORMULA** = (**L**) + (2 x **L****d**) + (1 x **0.42D**) – (2 x 1**d**)

# Where

L = Clear Span of the Slab

Ld = Development Length which is 40 d (where d is the diameter of the bar)

0.42D = Inclined length (Bend length)

1d = 45° bends (d is the diameter of a bar)

First, calculate the length of “**D**“.

D = (Thickness) – 2 (Clear cover at Top, BOTTOM) – Diameter of the bar.

= 150 – 2(25) -12

D = **88 mm **Ans…

By** putting Values**.

Cutting length = 2000 + (2 x 40 x 12) + (1 x 0.42 x 88) – (2 x 1 x 12)

Cutting length = 2000 + 960 + 36.96 – 24 =2972.96 mm ~ 2973 mm or **2.973 m**

**DISTRIBUTION BAR:**

= Clear Span + (2 x Development Length (Ld))

= 5000 + (2 x 40 x 8) = 5640 mm or **5.64 m**

**CONCLUSION:**

**Main bar:**

= Numbers** 51.**

= Length (51 x 2.973 m) = **151.623 m.**

=Weight (D^2/162) x length = **134.776 kg.**

**Distribution Bar:**

= Numbers **17.**

= Length (17 x 5.64 m) = **95.88 m.**

=Weight (D^2/162) x length = **37.87 kg.**

**Note:** The bar’s weight may vary depending upon the properties of the steel.

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Hello Sir, I’m Mihir from India. Could you make a video on elaboration of T Beam and I beam and Structure of them and where it can be used? Thank you.

why you are taking 2000 in cutting length formula, while you are calculate Main Bar.

may be it is 5000 instead of 2000.

By putting Values.

Cutting length = 2000 + (2 x 40 x 12) + (1 x 0.42 x 88) – (2 x 1 x 12)

Cutting length = 2000 + 960 + 36.96 – 24 =2972.96 mm ~ 2973 mm or 2.973 m

We have two types of bars on this footing. Distribution bar 2000 mm ( 2 m) and main bar 5000 mm ( 5 m). The length and width of the footing are different.

Cutting length = 2000 + (2 x 40 x 12) + (1 x 0.42 x 88) – (2 x 1 x 12)

Where u get 88

The Value of “D” which we calculated Above.

How did u calculate the weight of steel in main and distribution bars?

I am not getting that answer

sir,

am akhila, from India

can you explain 10.6m length ,width 6.60meter,depth 20cm ,rein bars ( main &

distribution bars )10mm dia bar 15cm c/c of slab calculation.