This book presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct application of the laws of statics and the behavior of reinforced concrete. In addition, it emphasizes that a successful design not only satisfies the design equations, but also is capable of being built at a reasonable price. Each of the various subjects starts with a basic presentation suitable for undergraduate university courses on reinforced concrete, then moves to more advanced topics not normally found in American textbooks, making the book a useful reference volume in design offices and a suitable text for graduate courses. Particular emphasis has been placed on the logical order and completeness of the design examples. Chapter 1 provides definitions and gives illustrations of the various types of members built from reinforced concrete. A brief history of concrete, reinforced concrete, and codes for reinforced concrete is included. Chapter 2 discusses the goals of structural design based, in part, on the limit states design concept. It also contains a brief introduction to safety theory, a brief review of the loads considered in design, and a discussion of design for economy. The significant properties of concrete and reinforcement are presented in Chapter 3. This chapter also serves as a ready reference source for information on the structural aspects of concrete technology. Chapters 4 through 8 and 11 through 13 deal with the theory and design for various ultimate limit states. The serviceability limit states, particularly deflection and crack control, are the subject of Chapter 9. Chapters 10 and 13 through 15 deal with the design of continuous slabs and beams and two-way slabs. Footings and load distribution members such as deep beams, corbels, and joints are discussed in Chapters 16 and 17. Chapter 18 discusses design for earthquake effects. Appendix A presents 28 design tables and 14 design charts referred to throughout the book. Appendix B presents the notation used throughout the book. An Index is provided.

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    Prentice-Hall, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • MacGregor, J G
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 864 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00616458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-13-770819-X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM