MNL-17(21) - ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook

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The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook provides assistance to professionals engaged in the design of reinforced concrete buildings and related structures. This edition is a major revision that brings it up-to-date with the approach and provisions of “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (ACI 318-19).

The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook provides dozens of design examples of various reinforced concrete members, such as one- and two-way slabs, beams, columns, walls, diaphragms, footings, and retaining walls. For consistency, many of the numerical examples are based on a fictitious seven-story reinforced concrete building. There are also many additional design examples not related to the design of the members in the seven-story building that illustrate various ACI 318-19 requirements.

Each example starts with a problem statement, then provides a design solution in a three-column format—Code provision

reference, short discussion, and design calculations—followed by a drawing of reinforcing details, and finally a conclusion elaborating on a certain condition or comparing results of similar problem solutions.

In addition to examples, almost all chapters in The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook contain a general discussion of the related ACI 318-19 chapter.


anchoring to concrete; beams; columns; cracking; deflection; diaphragm; durability; flexural strength; footings; frames; pile caps; piles; post-tensioning; punching shear; retaining wall; shear strength; seismic; slabs; splicing; stiffness; structural analysis; structural systems; strut-and-tie; walls.


Document Details

Author: American Concrete Institute

ISBN: 9781641951418

Categories: Cracking, Design, Post Tensioning, Reinforcement, Slabs

Formats: Printed Document or Protected PDF/Web View

Table of Contents


1.1—Introduction, p. 9

1.2—Organization and use, p. 9

1.3—Building plans and elevation, p. 10

1.4—Loads, p. 10

1.5—Material properties, p. 11


2.1—Introduction, p. 15

2.2—Design lateral loads, p. 15

2.3—Structural systems, p. 16

2.4—Floor framing systems, p. 22

2.5—Foundations, p. 23

2.6—Structural analysis, p. 24

2.7—Durability, p. 24

2.8—Sustainability, p. 24

2.9—Structural integrity, p. 24

2.10—Fire resistance, p. 26

2.11—Post-tensioned/prestressed construction, p. 26

2.12—Quality assurance, construction, and inspection, p. 26


3.1—Introduction, p. 29

3.2—Overview of structural analysis, p. 29

3.3—Hand calculations, p. 30

3.4—Computer programs, p. 30

3.5—Structural analysis in ACI 318, p. 32

3.6—Seismic analysis, p. 34


4.1—Introduction, p. 35

4.2—Background, p. 37

4.3—Requirements for concrete in various exposure categories, p. 37

4.4—Concrete evaluation, acceptance, and inspection, p. 39

4.5—Examples, p. 39


5.1—Introduction, p. 43

5.2—Analysis, p. 43

5.3—Service limits, p. 43

5.4—Required strength, p. 44

5.5—Design strength, p. 44

5.6—Detailing of flexural reinforcement, p. 44

5.7—Examples, p. 46


6.1—Introduction, p. 89

6.2—Analysis, p. 89

6.3—Service limits, p. 89

6.4—Shear strength, p. 90

6.5—Calculation of required shear strength, p. 91

6.6—Design of shear reinforcement, p. 92

6.7—Flexural strength, p. 92

6.8—Shear reinforcement detailing, p. 93

6.9—Flexure reinforcement detailing, p. 93

6.10—Examples, p. 96


7.1—Introduction, p. 141

7.2—Service limits, p. 141

7.3—Analysis, p. 142

7.4—Design strength, p. 142

7.5—Temperature and shrinkage reinforcement, p. 148

7.6—Detailing, p. 149

7.7—Examples, p. 151


8.1—Introduction, p. 317

8.2—Material, p. 317

8.3—Service limits, p. 317

8.4—Analysis, p. 317

8.5—Design strength, p. 320

8.6—Reinforcement detailing, p. 320

8.7—Summary steps, p. 323

8.8—Examples, p. 324


9.1—Introduction, p. 387

9.2—General, p. 387

9.3—Design limits, p. 387

9.4—Required strength, p. 388

9.5—Design strength, p. 390

9.6—Reinforcement limits, p. 391

9.7—Reinforcement detailing, p. 391

9.8—Design steps, p. 393

9.9––Examples, p. 395


10.1—Introduction, p. 433

10.2—General, p. 433

10.3—Required strength, p. 435

10.4—Design strength, p. 437

10.5—Detailing, p. 441

10.6––Summary, p. 443

10.7—Examples, p. 444


11.1—Introduction, p. 467

11.2—Footing design, p. 467

11.3—Design steps, p. 468

11.4—Footings subject to eccentric loading, p. 471

11.5—Combined footing, p. 472

11.6—Retaining wall design, p. 472

11.7—Deep foundation member design, p. 473

11.8—Deep foundation member detailing, p. 474

11.9—Examples, p. 475


12.1—General, p. 9

12.2—Retaining wall stability, p. 10

12.3—Retaining wall structural design, p. 10

12.4—Design limits, p. 11

12.5—Applied forces, p. 12

12.6—Design strength, p. 13

12.7—Reinforcement limits and detailing, p. 13

12.8—Joint detailing, p. 14

12.9—Summary of design steps, p. 15

12.10—Examples, p. 16


13.1—Introduction, p. 149

13.2—Limitations on member thickness, p. 149

13.3—Immediate deflection behavior of beams or one-way slabs, p. 149

13.4––Time-dependent deflection calculation, p. 153

13.5––Distribution of flexural reinforcement in one-way slabs and beams, p. 154

13.6—Shrinkage and temperature reinforcement: nonprestressed, p. 154

13.7—Shrinkage and temperature reinforcement: post-tensioned, p. 154

13.8—Permissible stresses in prestressed concrete flexural members, p. 154

13.9—Permissible stresses at transfer of prestress, p. 155

13.10—Permissible concrete compressive stresses at service loads, p. 155

13.11—Examples, p. 156

13.12—Deflection design aids, p. 179


14.1—Introduction, p. 195

14.2—Concept, p. 195

14.3—Design, p. 195

14.4—Struts, p. 196

14.5—Ties, p. 198

14.6—Nodes, p. 198

14.7—Curved bar nodes, p. 200

14.8—Usual calculation steps and modeling considerations to apply strut-and-tie method, p. 201

14.9—Examples, p. 202


15.1—Introduction, p. 261

15.2—Materials, p. 262

15.3—Design assumptions, p. 262

15.4—Loads on anchors, p. 262

15.5—Tensile strength mechanisms, p. 264

15.6—Shear strength mechanisms, p. 265

15.7—Limitations on installation geometry, p. 266

15.8—Examples, p. 268


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