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## BBS Calculation for a Circular Slab:

Unlike other rectangular slabs, **circular slabs** are not frequently used. Basic uses of the circular slabs are mostly in water tanks, manhole covers, towers, soak pit chambers, swimming pools, etc. To calculate the **steel quantity for a circular slab**, **BBS** needs to be prepared.

**Bar Bending Schedule of Circular Slab** | Due to the change of length of **reinforcement bar** according to the diameter of circle, the calculation is slight difficult unlike other **RCC** members.

Here, L is the diameter of **Circular slab reinforcement**.

**Pythagoras theorem** is required to find:

L1- √(R2- h1^2) * 2

L2- √(R^2 – h2^2) * 2

L3- √(R^2 – h3^2) * 2

The length of the reinforcement bar is L- Radius of circular slab reinforcement(clear cover on both sides excluded) is R- Distance between two bars is h.

**Circular Slab Reinforcement Calculation:**

Let’s assume-

Diameter of circular slab = 3m = 3000mm

Diameter of main bars = 12mm

Diameter of distribution bars = 8mm

**Main Bars Calculation:**

Required evaluation-

No. of rods for circular slabs= (Diameter of circular slab- Clear cover on both sides)/centre to centre distance

{(3000)-(2*25)}/200 = 15no.s

Separate calculation of length of no. 8 rods-

As L= (Diameter of circular slab- Clear cover on both sides)= 2.95m,

We need to calculate length of L1-L7,

Using Pythagoras theorem-

L1- √(R^2 – h1^2) * 2

R= 2.95/2= 1.475

Thus,

L1- √(R^2 – h1^2) * 2 = √(1.475^2 – 0.2^2) * 2=2.92m

L2- √(R^2 – h2^2) * 2 = √(1.475^2 – 0.4^2) * 2=2.84m

L3- √(R^2 – h3^2) * 2 = √(1.475^2 – 0.6^2) * 2=2.70m

L4- √(R^2 – h4^2) * 2 = √(1.475^2 – 0.8^2) * 2=2.48m

L5- √(R^2 – h5^2) * 2 = √(1.475^2 – 1^2) * 2=2.16m

L6- √(R^2 – h6^2) * 2 = √(1.475^2 – 1.2^2) * 2=1.72m

L7- √(R^2 – h7^2) * 2 = √(1.475^2 – 1.4^2) * 2=0.93m

Total Length of main bars Lx = L+2(L1) +2(L2) +2(L3) +2(L4) +2(L5) +2(L6) +2(L7)

= L+ 2(L1) + 2(L2) + 2(L3) + 2(L4) + 2(L5) + 2(L6) +2(L7)

=2.95+2(2.92) +2(L2.84) +2(2.70) +2(2.48) +2(2.16) + 2(1.72) +2(0.93)

=34.45m

Weight of main bars = 12^2 * 34.45/162 =3 0.62kg

**Distribution Bars Calculation:**

This calculation is same as that of main reinforcement.

Total Length of distribution bars Ly = L+2(L1) +2(L2) +2(L3) +2(L4) +2(L5) +2(L6) +2(L7)

= 2.95+2(2.92) +2(L2.84) +2(2.70) +2(2.48) +2(2.16) +2(1.72) +2(0.93)

= 34.45m

Weight of distribution bars = 8^2 * 34.45/162 = 13.60kg

Total Weight of steel reinforcement= 30.62kg + 13.60kg = 44.22kg

## BBS Calculation of Circular Slab:

**For Main Reinforcement:**

**For Main Reinforcement:**

Bars | Numbers | Cutting Length(m) | Diameter(mm) | Weight(kg) |

L | 1 | 2.95 | 12 | 2.62 |

L1 | 2 | 2.92 | 12 | 2.59 |

L2 | 2 | 2.84 | 12 | 2.52 |

L3 | 2 | 2.70 | 12 | 2.39 |

L4 | 2 | 2.48 | 12 | 2.20 |

L5 | 2 | 2.16 | 12 | 1.91 |

L6 | 2 | 1.72 | 12 | 1.52 |

L7 | 2 | 0.93 | 12 | 0.82 |

TOTAL | 15 | 34.45 | 30.62 |

**For Distribution Bars:**

Bars | Numbers | Cutting Length(m) | Diameter(mm) | Weight(kg) |

L | 1 | 2.95 | 8 | 1.16 |

L1 | 2 | 2.92 | 8 | 1.15 |

L2 | 2 | 2.84 | 8 | 1.13 |

L3 | 2 | 2.70 | 8 | 1.12 |

L4 | 2 | 2.48 | 8 | 1.08 |

L5 | 2 | 2.16 | 8 | 1.06 |

L6 | 2 | 1.72 | 8 | 0.67 |

L7 | 2 | 0.93 | 8 | 0.36 |

TOTAL | 15 | 34.45 | 13.60 |

We have explained how to calculate a weight of a steel bar?

**Note** – If you are not sure about how many rods by dividing, keep on doing L formula if you have a negative value then that is the end of your calculation.

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