SECTION DESIGN FOR MOMENT 4.1 TYPES OF BEAM SECTION The three common types of reinforced concrete beam section are:

a. Rectangular sections with tension steel only (this generally occurs when designing a given width of slab as a beam)

b. Rectangular sections with tension and compression steel c. Flanged sections of either T or L shape with tension steel and rarely with

or without compression steel Beam sections are shown in Fig. 4.1. It will be established later that all beams of structural importance must have steel at top and at bottom to carry links to resist shear.