• Book Name: Structural Concrete Theory and Design 5th Edition by Nadim and Akthem
  • Author: Nadim and Akthem
  • Pages: 1034
  • Size: 14 MB
structural concrete theory and design pdf free download

Structural Concrete Theory and Design PDF Free Download

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 Standard 318-11, International Building Code IBC-2012, American society of Civil Engineers Load Standards ASCE 7-10, and AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications. Also, information has been presented on material properties, including volume changes of concrete, stress–strain behavior, creep, and elastic and nonlinear behavior or 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.

Structural Concrete Theory and Design PDF Free Download

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.

The book is an outgrowth of the authors’ lecture notes, which represent their teaching and industrial experience over the past 32 years. The industrial experience of the authors includes the design and construction supervision and management of many reinforced, prestressed, and precast concrete structures. This is in addition to the consulting work they performed for international design and construction firms, professional registration in the United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries, and a comprehensive knowledge of other European codes on the design of concrete structures.

The book is written to cover two courses in reinforced concrete design. Depending on the proficiency required, the first course may cover Chapters 1 through 7, 9, 10, 11, and 13, whereas the second course may cover the remaining chapters. Parts of the late chapters may also be taught in the first course as needed. A number of optional sections have been included in various chapters. These sections are indicated by an asterisk (*) in the Contents and may easily be distinguished from those that form the basic requirements of the first course. The optional sections may be covered in the second course or relegated to a reading assignment. Brief descriptions of the chapters are given below. The first chapter of the book presents information on the historical development of concrete, codes of practice, loads and safety provisions, and design philosophy and concepts. The second chapter deals with the properties of concrete as well as steel reinforcement used in the design of reinforced concrete structures, including stress–strain relationships, modulus of elasticity and shear modulus of concrete, shrinkage, creep, fire resistance, high-performance concrete, and fibrous concrete. Because the current ACI Code emphasizes the strength approach based on strain limits, this approach has been adopted throughout the text.

Chapters 3 and 4 cover the analysis and design of reinforced concrete sections based on strain limits. The behavior of reinforced concrete beams loaded to failure, the types of flexural failure, and failure mechanism are explained very clearly. It is essential for the student to understand the failure concept and the inherent reserve strength and ductility before using the necessary design formulas. Chapter 5 covers shear design, including members with variable depth in actual structure. Chapter 6 deals with the serviceability of reinforced concrete beams, including deflection and control of cracking. Chapter 7 covers bond and development length. Chapter 8 covers the design of deep beams utilizing the ACI and AASHTO strut-and-tie approach. Chapter 9 covers the design of one-way slabs, including joist-floor systems. Distributions of loads from slabs to beams and columns are also presented in this chapter to enhance the student’s understanding of the design loads on each structural component.

Chapters 10, 11, and 12 cover the design of axially loaded, eccentrically loaded, and long columns, respectively. Chapter 10 allows the student to understand the behavior of columns, failure conditions, tie and spiral design, and other code limitations. Absorbing basic information, the student is introduced in Chapter 11 to the design of columns subjected to compression and bending. New mathematical models are introduced to analyze column sections controlled by compression or tension stresses. Biaxial bending for rectangular and circular columns is presented. Design of long columns is discussed in Chapter 12 using the ACI moment-magnifier method. Chapters 13 and 14 cover the design of footings and retaining walls, whereas Chapter 15 covers the design of reinforced concrete sections for shear and torsion. Torsional theories as well as ACI Code design procedure are explained. Chapter 16 deals with continuous beams and frames.

A unique feature of this chapter is the introduction of the design of frames, frame hinges, limit state design collapse mechanism, rotation and plastic hinges, and moment redistribution. Adequate examples are presented to explain these concepts. Design of two-way slabs is introduced in Chapter 17. All types of two-way slabs, including waffle slabs, are presented with adequate examples. Summary of the design procedure is introduced with tables and diagrams. Chapter 18 covers the design of reinforced concrete stairs. Slab-type as well as stepped-type stairs are explained. The second type, although quite common, has not been covered in any text.

Chapter 19 covers an introduction to prestressed concrete. Methods of prestressing, fully and partially prestressed concrete design, losses, and shear design are presented with examples. Chapter 20 presents the seismic design and analysis of members utilizing the IBC 2012, ASCE 7-10, and the ACI Code. Chapter 21 deals with the design of curved beams. In actual structures curved beams are used frequently. These beams are subjected to flexure, shear, and torsion. Chapter 22 covers prestressed concrete bridge design based on the AASHTO LRFD bridge design specifications with design examples. Chapter 23 provides flow charts to help the students and engineers to better understand the design and analysis of concrete structure

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