Concrete structures must be designed not only to be safe against failure but also to perform satisfactorily in use. This book is written for practising engineers and students, and focuses on design methods for checking deflections and cracking which can affect the serviceability of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.
The authors present accurate and easy-to-apply methods of analysing immediate and long-term stresses and deformations. These methods allow designers to account for variations of concrete properties from project to project and from country to country, making the book universally applicable.
Comprehensively updated, this third edition of Concrete Structures also includes four new chapters covering such topics as: non-linear analysis of plane frames, design for serviceability of prestressed concrete, serviceability of members reinforced with fibre polymer bars, and the analysis of time-dependent internal forces with linear computer programs that are routinely used by structural designers. A website accompanies the book, featuring three design calculation programs related to stresses in cracked sections, creep coefficients and time-dependent analysis.
The book contains numerous examples, some of which are worked out in the SI units and others in the Imperial units. The input data and the main results are given in both SI and Imperial units. The book is not tied to any specific code, although the latest American and European codes of practice are covered in the appendices.
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Amin Ghali is Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering, at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and several other institutions. He practices consulting engineering and is an active member of the American Concrete Institute committees, including ACI 435, Deflection of Concrete Building Structures.
Renaud Favre is Emeritus Professor at the Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland. He was formerly a Member of Council and Vice President of fédération internationale du béton (fib).
Mamdouh Elbadry is Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada and a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. He is a structural engineering consultant and serves on several committees of the American Concrete Institute and on the fib task group on serviceability.Review:
'This graduate level textbook is strongly recommended for practicing civil engineers and university level engineering libraries. The second edition of this work (1994) is widely held by academic libraries and there is sufficient new content in the third edition to warrant purchasing a copy of this newly revised title.' - www.e-streams.com
'This book would be extremely useful to civil engineering students, researchers and practicising engineers, especially those who are involved with statically indeterminate prestressed and composite structures.' - The Structural Engineer
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