DESIGN OF CONCRETE BEAMS WITH TRANSVERSE OPENINGS In multistory buildings , we find service ducts such as electricity pipes,AC ducts etc passing beneath the soffit of RC beams. False ceilings are used to cover the ducts for aesthetic reasons. But, this leads to wastage of precious space which leads to uneconomical design. Proposal is to pass service ducts through transverse beam openings which will lead to economical and compact design. Proper design of beam openings become a key issue.
B.Tech - M.tech dual degree- Civil Engineering, Specialisation- Structural engineering, IIT Kanpur (expected to get completed by july 2015)