Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design: Fundamentals

Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design: Fundamentals

Antoine E. Naaman

Preference :

This book is for practicing engineers and researchers. It emphasizes the fundamental concepts of
analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures and provides students a
sufficiently strong basis for handling everyday design problems, and the tackling of
the more complex problems with confidence. A particular effort is made throughout
to synthesize and condense the essential information and to give an overview of the
directions in which the design is proceeding. Self-sufficient logical design flow
charts summarizing the step-by-step design procedure and containing all necessary
design equations are often presented. They reduce the burden of guesswork and
iterative tryout encountered in the design process, and are essential when
programmable calculators and computers are used. Important formulas and
equations are also condensed in tables for ready use. To provide a correlation with
reinforced concrete design and to help engineers already familiar with reinforced
concrete, the case of partially prestressed (or partially reinforced) concrete is often
addressed. An extensive selection of references is given at the end of each chapter.
An attempt was made to include not only necessary readings but also most recent
research conducted in the United States for up-to-date information. Specifications of
the 2002 ACI building code and relevant requirements of the AASHTO LRFD
specifications (1998 to 2002 interims) are integrated in the text. When appropriate
guidance is not available in the code, suggestions are made to accommodate at best
the intent of the code.

Whenever possible, widely accepted symbols, such as those used in the ACI code
are adopted and all symbols used in the text are defined and summarized for easy
reference in Appendix A. A consistent notation and sign convention is followed
throughout, allowing rigorous treatments when needed. This is essential, for
instance, in the case of continuous beams where the sign of secondary moments
cannot be visualized a priori and must be derived from the analysis.

Because of the inevitable future conversion from U.S. customary units to the
International System of Units (SI), all important tables, figures, and design
information, as well as dimensionally inconsistent equations, are given in dual units.
However, because the prestressed concrete industry is not on the verge of change
from U.S. customary units to SI units, all examples are treated in U.S. units to allow
students and professionals to keep in touch with current practice. In addition, SI
conversion factors and SI equivalents for some dimensionally inconsistent equations
used in various flow charts are given in Appendix B.

Compared to the first edition released in 1982, this second edition is
comprehensively expanded; it incoiporates a countless number of minute
improvements generated during more than twenty years of teaching and research
since the printing of the first edition. These have added broader knowledge and
technical wisdom to the material. Overall, more examples are given, numerous
clarifications are provided, the number of figures and photographs is augmented,
and, when relevant, remarks summarizing the author’s opinion that may differ Irom
codes are added. A chapter on strut-and-tie modeling has been added. The two main

Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design: Fundamentals

Content :
  • Chapter 1 Principle and Methods of Prestressing
  • Chapter 2 prestressing Materials: steel and concrete
  • Chapter 3 The Philosophy of Design
  • Chapter 4 Flexure Ultimate Strength Analysis and Design
  • Chapter 5 Flexure Working Stress Analysis and design
  • Chapter 6 Design for Shear and Torsion
  • Chapter 7 Deflection Computation and Control
  • Chapter 8 Computation of Prestress Losses
  • Chapter 9 Analysis and Design of Composite Beams
  • Chapter 10 Continuous Beams and Indeterminate
  • Chapter 11 Prestressed Concrete Slabs
  • Chapter 12 Analysis and Design of Tensile Members
  • Chapter 13 Analysis and Design of Compression Members
  • Chapter 14 Prestressed Concrete Bridges
  • Chapter 15 Strut-and-Tie Modeling 

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