The 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 318-14). The layout and look of the Handbook have also been updated.
The Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook now 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 318-14 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 Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook contain a general discussion of the related ACI 318-14 chapter.
All chapters were developed by ACI staff engineers under the auspices of the ACI Technical Activities Committee (TAC). To provide immediate oversight and guidance for this project, TAC appointed three content editors: Andrew Taylor, Trey Hamilton III, and Antonio Nanni. Their reviews and suggestions improved this publication and are appreciated. TAC also appreciates the support of Dirk Bondy and Kenneth Bondy who provided free software to analyze and design the post-tensioned beam example, in addition to valuable comments and suggestions. Thanks also go to JoAnn Browning, David DeValve, Anindya Dutta, Charles Dolan, Matthew Huslig, Ronald Klemencic, James Lai, Steven McCabe, Mike Mota, Hani Nassif, Jose Pincheira, David Rogowski, and Siamak Sattar, who reviewed one or more of the chapters.
Keywords: anchoring to concrete; beams; columns; cracking; deflection; diaphragm; durability; flexural strength; footings; frames; piles; pile caps; post-tensioning; punching shear; retaining wall; shear strength; seismic; slabs; splicing; stiffness; structural analysis; structural systems; strut-and-tie; walls.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1—BUILDING EXAMPLE
1.2—Building plans and elevation
CHAPTER 2—STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS
2.6—Foundation design considerations for lateral
2.13—Quality assurance, construction, and
CHAPTER 3––STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
3.2—Overview of structural analysis
3.5—Structural analysis in ACI 318
4.3—Requirements for concrete in various exposure categories
4.4—Concrete evaluation, acceptance, and
CHAPTER 5—ONE-WAY SLABS
5.6—Flexure reinforcement detailing
CHAPTER 6—TWO-WAY SLABS
6.5—Calculation of required shear strength
6.6—Calculation of shear reinforcement
6.8—Shear reinforcement detailing
6.9—Flexure reinforcement detailing
7.5—Temperature and shrinkage reinforcement
CHAPTER 10—STRUCTURAL REINFORCED CONCRETE WALLS
11.4—Footings subject to eccentric loading
CHAPTER 12—RETAINING WALLS
13.2—Limitations on member thickness
13.3—Immediate deflection behavior of beams or one-way slabs
13.4––Time-dependent deflection calculation
13.5––Distribution of flexural reinforcement in one-way slabs and beams
13.6—Shrinkage and temperature reinforcement: nonprestressed
13.7—Shrinkage and temperature reinforcement – post-tensioned
13.8—Permissible stresses in prestressed concrete flexural members
13.9—Permissible stresses at transfer of prestress
13.10—Permissible concrete compressive stresses at service loads
13.12—Deflection design aids
CHAPTER 14—STRUT-AND-TIE MODEL
14.7—Usual calculation steps and modeling consideration to apply strut-and-tie model
CHAPTER 15—ANCHORING TO CONCRETE
15.4—Loads on anchors
15.5—Discussion on anchors resisting tension
15.6—Discussion on anchors resisting shear
15.7—Limitations on installation geometry