Comparative Study of Ultimate Moment and Cost by using ACI 318-08, BS 8110-1:1997 and IS 456:2000


  • Adkins Robinson S.A. Engineering College
  • Thirumalini Perumal Vellore Institute of technology


Ultimate moment, ACI 318-08, BS 8110-1, 1997 and IS 456, 2000


When designing a safe and economical structure, the ultimate moment a rectangular beam defines the strength of the structure. By considering the above needs, this study gives the comparative design of ultimate moment of a rectangular beam by using three different international design codes. The reduction factor used differs for different codes which affects the strength of the flexural member. The design data obtained from a particular design is used in other standards to bring out similar results. The design methodology is quite similar, but there are some differences in the parameters and constants mentioned in the three code provisions. The cost is estimated to ensure an economical design.

Author Biographies

Adkins Robinson, S.A. Engineering College

UG Student, Department of Civil Engineering and S.A. Engineering college

Thirumalini Perumal, Vellore Institute of technology

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Vellore Institute of technology


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How to Cite

Robinson, A., & Perumal, T. (2016). Comparative Study of Ultimate Moment and Cost by using ACI 318-08, BS 8110-1:1997 and IS 456:2000. Asian Journal of Applied Sciences, 4(3). Retrieved from