# We will Exclude Steel Quantity in Concrete Calculation?

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If we calculate the concrete volume to cast structural members such as a beam, slab or footing, wwe donât exclude the steel reinforcement quantity actually.*********)

Reason:

Steel quantity varies from 1% â?3% of the structural memberâs volume that is comparatively low. So we will neglect that.

In simple,

Take the below example,

We shall calculate the mandatory concrete volume for the aforementioned beam as,

V = L x B x D = 3Â x 0.2 x 0.5 = 0.3 m3

Based on the thumb rule, the concrete wastage is 3%, the reinforcement for the aforementioned example could be 3% =Â 0.009 m3Â

That steel reinforcement volume will undoubtedly be compromised with the wastage of concrete. In order that we donât actually exclude the steel reinforcement in concrete calculation

We hope you realize the concept.

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