Beam Continues Rebar And stirrup Rebar


1st question: How can I make longitudinal reinforcement in a continuous beam as a single reinforcement in a 2,3....n span beam?

2.Question: How do I add Stirrups in 2,3....n span beams.

There is no problem with single span.


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  • Hi Erkan,

    I have reviewed your queries. Here are my comments.

    1. To place a continuous main bar reinforcement along a beam, use the Offset option under Reinforcing Data to extend the main reinforcements. We can understand that these are crucial to placement of stirrups especially the 4 bars at corners.

    2. So for your second query, I suggest you to maintain the zoning data when creating individual stirrups on other parts of the continuous beam. See image below.

    For the rest of the reinforcing bars, I recommend to use a single beam reinforcing tool. These include the continuous bars, extra bars, and midspan at top and bottom, etc. For the splicing the longitudinal bars, I suggest you to use the rebar modification tool - Lap/Splice Rebar to perform multiple splices manually at required splice zones. 

    I will share with you the sample continuous beam I made. Here's the link for the file.

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    Kemuel Jancorda
    Technical Support Engineer
    Bentley Systems
    Bentley Structural YouTube Channel
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    Answer Verified By: ERKAN EYMUR