“REBARS” is a MS-Excel based spreadsheet program useful for ascertaining reinforcing bar development and splice lengths specially, the development lengths and splice lengths for straight bars in tension as well as compression. Besides, the development length for standard hook bars is calculated. The provisions for development and splice lengths are contained in high seismic risk applications by adhering ACI 318-05. There also exists a worksheet that consists of reinforcing bar data tables. This version is developed on the basis of the ACI 318-05 Code.
Program Assumptions and Limitations:
1. This program abides by the methods and guidelines of the ACI 318-05 Building Code, Chapters 12 and 21.
2. The “Calc Development” worksheet, for a specified reinforcing bar size, establishes the straight development and splice lengths toward a “top” bar and an “other” bar in tension, the straight development and splice lengths for the bar in compression, and the tension development length of the bar as a standard hook, all at once. A comprehensive table of reinforcing bar development and splice lengths is also generated for #3 over #18 bars.
3. The “Rebar Data” worksheet includes tables of reinforcing bar data having different bar properties, reinforcing bar areas on the basis of spacing, tension development and splice lengths for straight bars, tension development lengths for 90 degree standard hooks, tension lap splice criteria, compression development and splice lengths for straight bars, maximum spacing for column ties, and different plain welded wire fabric properties.
4. This program covers several “comment boxes” which consist of diversified information along with clarifications of input or output items, equations applied, data tables, etc.
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