Reinforced Concrete : Mechanics and Design

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This book explains the theory and practice of reinforced concrete design in a systematic and clear fashion with an abundance of step-by-step worked examples, illustrations, and photographs. This book focuses on preparing readers to make the many judgment decisions required in reinforced concrete design. All chapters are in compliance with 2008 Edition of ACI Building Code. Coverage includes flexure, torsion, continuous beams, columns, two-way slabs, footing, walls, design for earthquake resistance, and more. For professionals in the field who need a comprehensive reference on concrete structures and the design of reinforced concrete

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Preface Reinforced concrete design encompases both the art and science of engineering. This book presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct application of the laws of statics and mechanics of materials. In addition, it emphasizes that a successful design not only satisfies design rules, but also is capable of being built in a timely fashion and for a reasonable cost. Philosophy of Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design A multi-tiered approach makes Reinforced Concrete: Mechanics and Design an outstanding textbook for a variety of university courses on reinforced concrete design. Topics are normally introduced at a fundamental level, and then move to higher levels where prior educational experience and the development of engineering judgment will be required. The analysis of the flexural strength of beam sections is presented in Chapter 4. Because this is the first significant design-related topic, it is presented at a level appropriate for new students. Closely related material on the analysis of column sections for combined axial load and bending is presented in Chapter 11 at a somewhat higher level, but still at a level suitable for a first course on reinforced concrete design. Advanced subjects are also presented in the same chapters at levels suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate students. These topics include, for example, the complete moment versus curvature behavior of a beam section with various tension reinforcement percentages and the use strain-compatibility to analyze either over-reinforced beam sections, or column sections with multiple reinforcement layers. More advanced topics are covered in the later chapters, making this textbook valuable for both undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as serving as a key reference in design offices. Other features include the following: 1.¿¿Extensive figures are used to illustrate aspects of reinforced concrete member behavior and the design process. 2.¿¿Emphasis is placed on logical order and completeness for the many design examples presented in the book. 3.¿¿Guidance is given in the text and in examples to help students develop the engineering judgment required to become a successful designer of reinforced concrete structures. 4. Chapters 2 and 3 present general information on various topics related to structural design and construction, and concrete material properties. Frequent references are made back to these topics throughout the text. Overview¿What Is New in the Fifth Edition? Professor Wight was the primary author for this edition and has made several changes in the coverage of various topics. One of the most significant changes was the updating of all chapters to be in compliance with the 2008 edition of the ACI Building Code. New problems were developed for chapters where major changes were made, and all of the examples throughout the text were either reworked or checked for accuracy. Other changes include the following: 1. All flexural analysis of various beam and slab sections is now covered in Chapter 4. Previously this material was given in three different chapters. After completing this chapter students should be prepared to analyze any beam section they may encounter either in their courses or in a design office. 2. All flexural design for beams and one-way slabs is covered in Chapter 5. Information on continuous floor systems, which was in Chapter 10 of prior editions, has been moved to Chapter 5. Also, Chapter 5 gives more extensive information on structural analysis of continuous floor systems, including modeling assumptions and the interplay between analysis and design. 3. Chapter 12 has been significantly modified to comply with changes in the ACI Code for analysis and design of slender columns. A new detailed design example is included to demonstrate the new code provisions. 4. Chapter 13 includes all of the analysis and design requirements for two-way floor systems, which was previousl

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