How and when Modulus of rupture check performed in RCDC?
Modulus of rupture check is performed as per clause 6.2.2 of IS 456-2002. The option of performing this check is available in RCDC as per user’s choice. This check is performed only for the tensile axial force in the column against the tensile capacity of the column. Effect of moment is not considered as this check is for tensile strength of concrete. If the axial tension is more than 0.7xsqrt(fck) then RCDC shows the column failure. It is just a check performed in the RCDC, there is no impact on the final design of the column.