# What is the correct stress in the concrete column?

• anthonyk2013
In summary, the conversation discusses a reinforced concrete column carrying a load of 20t with an overall cross section area of 0.1m^2, with 3% of the area being accounted for by steel bars. The stress in the concrete is found using the formula σs=σc*200/20 and the length of the column is 4m. The output is 1.54MN/m^2, which is equivalent to 1.54x10^6 N/m^2. There may be an error in standard form in the notes as the calculated answer is 1,543,000 N/m^2.
anthonyk2013
A concrete column is reinforced with steel bars and carries a load of 20t. The overall cross section area of the column is 0.1m^2 and the steel bars accounts for 3% of this area.
Find the stress in the concrete
If the length is 4m< how much does it shorten.

E of steel 200GN/m^2
E of concrete 20 GN/m^2

Area of concrete =.1*97%/100=.097m^2
Area of steel=.1*3%/100=.003m^2
Area of concrete=.1*97%/100=.097m^2
steel=s
concrete=c

σs/Es=σc/Ec→σs=σc*Es/Ec→σs=σc*200/20→σs=10*σc

F=σs*As+σc*Ac
19.6*10^4=(10*σc*.003)+(σc*.097)
19.6*10^4=σc(10*.003+.097)
19.6*10^4=σc(.127)

19.6/.127=154.3*10^4
σc=154.3*10^4

My question is, the answer I have in my notes is 1.54MN/m^2. Why is my decimal point wrong?

I'm not sure if it isn't. 1.54MN is the same as 1.54 x 10^6. 154.3 x 10^4 is the same as 1.54x10^6

Fineline00 said:
I'm not sure if it isn't. 1.54MN is the same as 1.54 x 10^6. 154.3 x 10^4 is the same as 1.54x10^6

Would be able to break that down more, still don't understand. Thanks

I just want to stress I'm not so sure on the physics but I feel it is just a error in standard form

Your notes give you the answer 1.54MN/m2, which is 1.54 Mega nm2 which is 1.54x106 N/m2 or 1,540,000 n/m2

Your answer is 154.3x104 N/m2which is 154.3x10,000 which is 1,543,000 N/m2

Fineline00 said:
I just want to stress I'm not so sure on the physics but I feel it is just a error in standard form

Your notes give you the answer 1.54MN/m2, which is 1.54 Mega nm2 which is 1.54x106 N/m2 or 1,540,000 n/m2

Your answer is 154.3x104 N/m2which is 154.3x10,000 which is 1,543,000 N/m2

Thanks

Appreciate if someone could check the physics work in my problem.

anthonyk2013 said:
Appreciate if someone could check the physics work in my problem.

Anyone thanks

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