This spreadsheet allows the user to analyse a reinforced concrete beam for crack width accordance with the British Standards. The spreadsheet takes user input values for the beam dimensions, reinforcement details and loading. These could be taken from a beam design program such as our Concrete Beam Design Spreadsheet. The spreadsheet then calculates the predicted crack width in accordance with the British Standards.
The spreadsheet also includes a unique tool showing the user the effects of different reinforcement on the predicted crack width. This allows the user to alter the reinforcement details to suit any maximum crack width requirement for the beam.