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Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes

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Introduction Structural design Calculations, design aids and computing Detailing References Materials, Structural Failures and Durability Reinforced concrete structures Concrete materials Concrete properties Tests on wet concrete Tests on hardened concrete Reinforcement Exposure classes related to environmental conditions Failures in concrete structures Durability of concrete structures Fire protection References Limit State Design and Structural Analysis Structural design and limit states Actions, characteristic and design values of actions Partial factors for materials Structural analysis Reference Section Design for Moment Types of beam section Reinforcement and bar spacing Behaviour of beams in bending Singly reinforced rectangular beams Doubly reinforced beams Flanged beams Checking existing sections Reference Shear, Bond and Torsion Shear forces Bond stress Anchorage of bars Torsion Shear between web and flange of T-sections Serviceability Limit State Checks Serviceability limit state Deflection Cracking Simply Supported Beams Simply supported beams References Reinforced Concrete Slabs Design methods for slabs Types of slabs One-way spanning solid slabs Example of design of continuous one-way slab One-way spanning ribbed or waffle slabs Two-way spanning solid slabs Restrained solid slabs Waffle slabs Flat slabs Yield line method Hillerborg's strip method Design of reinforcement for slabs using elastic analysis moments Stair slabs References Columns Types, loads, classification and design considerations Columns subjected to axial load and bending about one axis with symmetrical reinforcement Columns subjected to axial load and bending about one axis: Unsymmetrical reinforcement Column sections subjected to axial load and biaxial bending Effective length of columns Design of slender columns Walls in Buildings Functions, types and loads on walls Design of reinforced concrete walls Walls supporting in-plane moments and axial loads Design of plain concrete walls Reference Foundations General considerations Geotechnical design Spread foundations Isolated pad bases Eccentrically loaded pad bases Wall, strip and combined foundations Piled foundations References Retaining Walls Wall types and earth pressure Design of cantilever walls Counterfort retaining walls Reference Design of Statically Indeterminate Structures Introduction Design of a propped cantilever Design of a clamped beam Why use anything other than elastic values in design? Design using redistributed elastic moments in Eurocode 2 Design using plastic analysis in Eurocode 2 Serviceability considerations when using redistributed elastic moments Continuous beams Example of elastic analysis of continuous beam Example of moment redistribution for continuous beam Curtailment of bars Example of design for the end span of a continuous beam Example of design of a non-sway frame Approximate methods of analysis Reinforced Concrete Framed Buildings Types and structural action Building loads Robustness and design of ties Frame analysis Building design example References Tall Buildings Introduction Assumptions for analysis Planar lateral load resisting elements Interaction between bents Three-dimensional structures Analysis of framed tube structures Analysis of tube-in-tube structures References Prestressed Concrete Introduction Applying prestress Materials Design of prestressed concrete structures Limits on permissible stresses in concrete Limits on permissible stresses in steel Equations for stress calculation Design for serviceability limit state Composite beams Posttensioned beams: Cable zone Ultimate moment capacity Shear capacity of a section without shear reinforcement and uncracked in flexure Shear capacity of sections without shear reinforcement and cracked in flexure Shear capacity with shear reinforcement Horizontal shear Loss of prestress in pretensioned beams Loss of prestress in posttensioned beams Design of end block in posttensioned beams References Deflection and Cracking Deflection calculation Checking deflection by calculation Calculation of crack widths Example of crack width calculation for T-beam References A General Method of Design at Ultimate Limit State Introduction Limit theorems of the theory of plasticity Reinforced concrete and limit theorems of the theory of plasticity Design of reinforcement for in-plane stresses Reinforcement design for flexural forces Reinforcement design for combined in-plane and flexural forces Out-of-plane shear Strut tie method of design References Design of Structures Retaining Aqueous Liquids Introduction Bending analysis for serviceability limit state Walls subjected to two-way bending moments and tensile force Control of restrained shrinkage and thermal movement cracking Design of a rectangular covered top underground water tank Design of circular water tanks References U.K. National Annex Introduction Bending design Cover to reinforcement Shear design Loading arrangement on continuous beams and slabs Column design Ties Plain concrete Factors

About the Author

Prab Bhatt is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Glasgow University, UK and author or editor of eight other books, including Programming the Dynamic Analysis of Structures, and Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures, both published by Taylor & Francis. Tom MacGinley and Ban Seng Choo were experienced academics in Singapore, Newcastle, Nottingham and Edinburgh.


"The fourth edition of Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes is a radical rewrite of a student classic; this edition has been brought up to date by its strong link to the Eurocodes and the design processes within them. The Eurocodes are strongly based on conceptual modes and this book provides an excellent way of understanding the background and derivation, allowing a researcher to be able to see exactly how a new research topic may fit into practice. As a student text, this work is systematic and thorough, and is likely to provide a relevant and useful source of reference during the development of a design-based career. ...Dr Bhatt has done great service in bringing this classic - from its first edition in 1978, now to the fourth revision - completely up to date." -Magazine of Concrete Research "The main strengths of this publication are the illustration of key concepts and approaches with numerous worked examples. ... The contents deal with the fundamental material required for students of structural design. Additionally, more in-depth coverage of structure-specific design is presented which will be of benefit to practicing engineers. ... This book presents the fundamentals of reinforced concrete behavior and design to the Eurocodes in a clear and concise manner. All the key concepts and design procedures are well illustrated with worked examples and as such the content will be invaluable to students of structural design. The in-depth coverage of specific applications such as water retaining structures, make this book a useful reference for practicing engineers. ..." --Dr Lee Cunningham, Lecturer, University of Manchester School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK "I do not know of an equivalent textbook that has the scope of this one. ...The list of topics is very comprehensive. ...This would be a very good book to recommend for a course in the structural design of concrete. ...This book is a one stop shop for the structural design of concrete structures - the book for structural concrete designers to have 'at their elbow' and students to have to when learning about the design of concrete structure. I know of no other book that covers such a range of topics including: water retaining structures, comprehensive treatment of the Strut-tie method with a link to finite element output. Proper background to design of statically indeterminate structures with a proper treatment of joint rotation capacity, comprehensive treatment of: yieldline method, Hillerborg's strip method, design using elastic stress fields, etc and the design of whole structure as opposed to individual elements only. ...The explanations of the theory are clearly expressed and there are lots of good examples. Of special importance are the examples that cover complete systems and components rather than just single topics." --Iain MacLeod, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde, UK

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