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This established and popular textbook has now been extensively rewritten and expanded in line with the current Eurocodes. It presents the principles of the design of concrete elements and also the design of complete structures, and provides practical illustrations of the theory. It explains the background to the Eurocode rules and goes beyond the core topics to cover the design of foundations, retaining walls, water retaining structures. ã Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes includes more than sixty worked out design examples and over six hundred diagrams, plans and charts. The chapters are fully revised to the Eurocodes and the most commonly encountered design problems in structural concrete are covered. ã It is written for students on civil engineering degree courses and undergraduate level and higher levels, and is also a useful reference for practising engineers.
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IntroductionStructural designCalculations, design aids and computingDetailingReferencesMaterials, Structural Failures and DurabilityReinforced concrete structuresConcrete materialsConcrete propertiesTests on wet concreteTests on hardened concreteReinforcementExposure classes related to environmental conditionsFailures in concrete structuresDurability of concrete structuresFire protectionReferencesLimit State Design and Structural AnalysisStructural design and limit statesActions, characteristic and design values of actionsPartial factors for materialsStructural analysisReference Section Design for MomentTypes of beam sectionReinforcement and bar spacingBehaviour of beams in bendingSingly reinforced rectangular beamsDoubly reinforced beamsFlanged beamsChecking existing sectionsReferenceShear, Bond and TorsionShear forcesBond stressAnchorage of barsTorsionShear between web and flange of T-sectionsServiceability Limit State ChecksServiceability limit stateDeflectionCrackingSimply Supported BeamsSimply supported beamsReferencesReinforced Concrete SlabsDesign methods for slabsTypes of slabsOne-way spanning solid slabsExample of design of continuous one-way slabOne-way spanning ribbed or waffle slabsTwo-way spanning solid slabsRestrained solid slabsWaffle slabsFlat slabsYield line methodHillerborg's strip methodDesign of reinforcement for slabs using elastic analysis momentsStair slabsReferencesColumnsTypes, loads, classification and design considerations Columns subjected to axial load and bending about one axis with symmetrical reinforcementColumns subjected to axial load and bending about one axis: Unsymmetrical reinforcementColumn sections subjected to axial load and biaxial bendingEffective length of columnsDesign of slender columnsWalls in BuildingsFunctions, types and loads on wallsDesign of reinforced concrete wallsWalls supporting in-plane moments and axial loadsDesign of plain concrete wallsReferenceFoundationsGeneral considerationsGeotechnical designSpread foundationsIsolated pad basesEccentrically loaded pad basesWall, strip and combined foundationsPiled foundationsReferencesRetaining WallsWall types and earth pressureDesign of cantilever wallsCounterfort retaining wallsReferenceDesign of Statically Indeterminate StructuresIntroductionDesign of a propped cantileverDesign of a clamped beamWhy use anything other than elastic values in design?Design using redistributed elastic moments in Eurocode 2Design using plastic analysis in Eurocode 2Serviceability considerations when using redistributed elastic momentsContinuous beamsExample of elastic analysis of continuous beamExample of moment redistribution for continuous beamCurtailment of barsExample of design for the end span of a continuous beamExample of design of a non-sway frameApproximate methods of analysisReinforced Concrete Framed BuildingsTypes and structural actionBuilding loadsRobustness and design of tiesFrame analysisBuilding design exampleReferencesTall BuildingsIntroductionAssumptions for analysisPlanar lateral load resisting elementsInteraction between bentsThree-dimensional structuresAnalysis of framed tube structuresAnalysis of tube-in-tube structuresReferencesPrestressed ConcreteIntroductionApplying prestressMaterialsDesign of prestressed concrete structuresLimits on permissible stresses in concreteLimits on permissible stresses in steelEquations for stress calculationDesign for serviceability limit stateComposite beamsPosttensioned beams: Cable zoneUltimate moment capacityShear capacity of a section without shear reinforcement and uncracked in flexureShear capacity of sections without shear reinforcement and cracked in flexureShear capacity with shear reinforcementHorizontal shearLoss of prestress in pretensioned beamsLoss of prestress in posttensioned beamsDesign of end block in posttensioned beamsReferencesDeflection and CrackingDeflection calculationChecking deflection by calculationCalculation of crack widthsExample of crack width calculation for T-beamReferencesA General Method of Design at Ultimate Limit StateIntroductionLimit theorems of the theory of plasticityReinforced concrete and limit theorems of the theory of plasticityDesign of reinforcement for in-plane stressesReinforcement design for flexural forcesReinforcement design for combined in-plane and flexural forcesOut-of-plane shearStrutâ tie method of designReferencesDesign of Structures Retaining Aqueous LiquidsIntroductionBending analysis for serviceability limit stateWalls subjected to two-way bending moments and tensile forceControl of restrained shrinkage and thermal movement crackingDesign of a rectangular covered top underground water tankDesign of circular water tanksReferencesU.K. National AnnexIntroductionBending designCover to reinforcementShear designLoading arrangement on continuous beams and slabsColumn designTiesPlain concreteÏ 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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