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Rectangular beam (54)

Added March 12, 2019 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

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Rectangular beam (54)

Rectangular beam (54)

Creates typical flexural and shear reinforcementreinforcement provided to resist shear force

Shear reinforcement in beams is in form of stirrups and in columns in form of ties.

for a rectangular beam.

Reinforcement created

  • Prestress straight or depressed strands for flexural reinforcement in the beam

  • Mild longitudinal bars for flexural reinforcement

  • Meshreinforcement that represents a mesh of steel bars in two perpendicular directions

    In Tekla Structures, the reinforcement mesh bars in one direction are called main bars and reinforcement mesh bars perpendicular to them are called crossing bars.

    for shear reinforcement in the beam

  • Stirrups for shear reinforcement in the beam

  • Mild reinforcement in the top of the beam that will be used later to create a composite member

  • Mild reinforcement in the ends of the beam

Use for


Straight and depressed prestress strands

Varying strand pattern and strand number

To define longitudinal reinforcement in the beam

When you want reinforcement mesh in the beam

When you want stirrups in the beam

To define reinforcement for composite members

To add mild reinforcement to the beam ends

Before you start

  • Create the concrete rectangular beam.

  • Calculate the required area and quantity of strands and other reinforcement.

  • Define other reinforcement properties, such as debonding and pull values.

Defining properties

Use the following tabs in the Rectangular beam automated reinforcement layout (54) dialog box to define the properties of the objects that this component creates:



See also

Strand template

The allowable grid points for strands within the beam cross section.

Strand template

Strand pattern

The actual strand definitions.

Strand pattern

Strand profile

The vertical profile for strands in the beam.

Strand profile

Longitudinal rebar

Definitions for additional mild steel reinforcement in the beam. Reinforcement may be defined with a variety of parametric forms.

Longitudinal rebar

Stem mesh

Definition for the mesh to be used in the beam. Mesh can run the full length of the beam, or be placed in short sections at either end of the beam. Mesh size, spacing, clearances, and length are all entered here.

Stem mesh

Stem stirrups

Definitions for the bent bar reinforcement in the beam, including stirrup shape, bar size, end clearance, number of bars, and bar spacing in five zones along the length of the beam.

Stem stirrups


Definitions for the bent bar reinforcement added to the top of the beam for subsequent creation of composite elements. Bar size, embedment, projection, cover, end clearance, number of bars, and bar spacing in three zones along the length of the beam are all defined here.


End rebar

Definitions for the bent bar reinforcement in the beam ends, including position, orientation, bar size and length, cover, and end clearance. Up to 6 horizontal and 6 vertical bars may be defined.



Name, class, and numbering properties of the strands, stirrups, and mesh bars.


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