REINFORCED CONCRETE Mechanics and Design

REINFORCED CONCRETE Mechanics and Design 

Reinforced concrete design encompases both the art and science of engineering. This book
presents the theory of reinforced concrete design as a direct application of the laws of statics
and mechanics of materials. It emphasizes that a successful design not only satisfies
design rules, but is capable of being built in a timely fashion for a reasonable cost and should
provide a long service life.A multitiered 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 layers of reinforcement. 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.


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