FDOT -- Shear Reinforcement calculation

Document Information

Document Type: FAQ

Product(s): LEAP CONSPAN/Precast/Prestressed Girder

Version(s): All

Original Author: Bentley Technical Support Group - VM

QUESTION: How does Conspan calculates the area of shear reinforcement when the user selects FDOT alternative option ?


When you use the FDOT provision, program uses the theta angle, draw a line, to the support and calculate the area of shear reinf. under this. It may be more conservative in some cases.

If the user does not select the FDOT alternative option then the program just considers the area of shear reinforcement. at the section under consideration. Let’s say if the user is looking at a section 4' from the end. Program will simply look at the area of the shear stirrups provided at the distance.