Iam interested to know if i can design a slanting reinforced concrete beam as shown in figure below, and perform its deflection check.
This can not be done in RCDC because RCDC design beams at a constant height
One solution for the design would be to design the beam as horizontal and split the vertical load on the slope into a vertical and horizontal load on the beam.
How do i do that?
If the angle of the slope is theta then model the beam as horizontal and if the vertical load on the slope was P then this is resolved as a vertical load of Pcos(theta) and the horizontal load becomes Psin(theta).
How do i apply horizontal load on a beam?
You can apply this in STAAD.Pro by applying a Member Load - Uniform Force in Direction X (Local).
ok, what about horizontal plate load?
You have the option in Add New : Load Items, for Plate Loads, to add Pressure on Full Plate in Local X or Local Y axis.