SCTD: Structural Concrete: Theory and Design 4th Edition

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Title: SCTD: Structural Concrete: Theory and Design 4th Edition

Author(s): M. Nadim Hassoun & Akthem Al Manaseer

Publication: Technical Documents

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Appears on pages(s): 936

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Date: 8/1/2008

Abstract:
The main objective of a course on structural concrete design is to develop, in the engineering student, the ability to analyze and design a reinforced concrete member subjected to different types of forces in a simple and logical manner using the basic principles of statistics and some empirical formulas based on experimental results. Once the analysis and design procedure is fully understood, its application to different types of structures becomes simple and direct, provided that the student has a good background in structural analysis. The material presented in this book is based on the requirements of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Building code (318-08). Also, information has been presented on material properties, including volume changes of concrete, stress-strain behavior, creep, and elastic and non-linear behavior of reinforced concrete. Concrete structures are widely used in the United States and almost all over the world. The progress in the design concept has increased in the last few decades, emphasizing safety, serviceability, and economy. To achieve economical design of a reinforced concrete member, specific restrictions, rules, and formulas are presented in the codes to ensure both safety and reliability of the structure. Engineering firms expect civil engineering graduates to understand the code rules and, consequently, to be able to design a concrete structure effectively and economically with minimum training period or overhead costs. Taking this into consideration, this book is written to achieve the following objectives: 1: To present the material for the design of reinforced concrete members in a simple and logical approach. 2. To arrange the sequence of chapters in a way compatible with the design procedure of actual structures 3. To provide a large number of examples in each chapter in clear steps to explain the analysis and design of each type of structural member 4. To provide an adequate number of practical problems at the end of each chapter to achieve a high level of comprehension. 5. To explain the failure mechanism of a reinforced concrete beam due to flexure and to develop the necessary relationships and formulas for design. 6. To explain why the code used specific equations and specific restrictions on the design approach based either on a mathematical model or experimental results. This approach will improve the design ability of the student. 7. To provide adequate number of design aids to help the student in reducing the repetitive computations of specific commonly used values. 8. To enhance the student's ability to use a total quality and economical approach in the design of concrete structures and to help the student to design reinforced concrete members with confidence. 9. To explain the nonlinear behavior and development of plastic hinges and plastic rotations in continuous reinforced concrete structures. 10. To provide a summary at the end of each chapter to help the student to review the materials of each chapter separately. 11. To provide new information on the design of special members, such as beams with variable depth (Chapter 8), stairs (Chapter 18), and seismic design utilizing IBC 2006(Chapter 20), and beams curved in plan (Chapter 21) that are not covered in other books on concrete. 12. To present information on the design of reinforced concrete frames, principles of limit design, and moment redistribution in continuous reinforced concrete structures. 13. To provide examples in SI units in all chapters of the book. Equivalent conversion factors from customary units to SI units are also presented. Design tables in SI units are given in Appendix B. 14. References are presented at the end of most chapters.