Concrete Structures, Second Edition

Concrete Structures, Second Edition
Concrete Structures, Second Edition
Springer | Civil Engineering | September 14, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319241133 | 663 pages | pdf | 8.56 mb

Authors: Setareh, Mehdi, Darvas, Robert
Adopts a stepbystep pedagogy, including a summary of the different stages of analysis and design in easytounderstand flowcharts that facilitate the logical sequence of calculations in solving practical problems
Features extensive integration of the ACI 318-14 requirements throughout the book as well as an entire new chapter on design of formworks
Illustrates linkages between classroom instruction and situations encountered in the field with a wide range of color images of different wellbuilt concrete structures in both print and online editions
Retains the scientific rigor of undergraduate engineering curricula without prerequisite necessity of higher mathematics
Reinforces concepts presented with sections on selfexperimentation
Maximizes students understanding of real-world design challenges with end-of-chapter problems and instructors' solutions manual

About this Textbook
This revised, fully updated second edition covers the analysis, design, and construction of reinforced concrete structures from a real-world perspective. It examines different reinforced concrete elements such as slabs, beams, columns, foundations, basement and retaining walls and pre-stressed concrete incorporating metric units and the most up-to-date edition of the American Concrete Institute Code (ACI 318-14) requirements for the design of concrete structures. A new chapter on the design of formworks has been added which is of great value to students in the construction engineering programs along with practicing engineers and architects. This second edition also includes a new appendix with color images illustrating various concrete construction practices, and well-designed buildings. The ACI 318-14 constitutes the most extensive reorganization of the code in the past 40 years. References to the various sections of the ACI 318-14 are provided throughout the book to facilitate its use by students and professionals. Aimed at architecture, building construction, and undergraduate engineering students, the scope of concepts in this volume emphasize simplified and practical methods in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete. Distinct from advanced, graduate engineering texts, where treatment of the subject centers around the theoretical and mathematical aspects of design over details of design. As in the first edition, this book adopts a step-by-step approach to solving analysis and design problems in reinforced concrete. Adopting a highly graphical and interactive approach in its use of detailed images and self-experimentation exercises, œConcrete Structures, Second Edition, is tailored to the most practical design questions and fundamental concepts of design of structures in reinforced concrete. The text stands as an ideal learning resource for civil engineering, building construction, and architecture students as well as a valuable reference for concrete structural design professionals in practice.
About the authors
Mehdi Setareh is Professor of Architecture/Engineering in School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Polytechic Institute. His research and teaching interests include virtual environment assisted structural analysis and design; vibration problems in building structures; floor vibrations; and new methods of teaching technical courses to architects and engineers. He holds a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Robert Darvas is Professor Emeritus in the School of Architecture and Design, University of Michigan. He has held academic and professional positions in Hungary, the UK, and the USA, and has professional licenses in nine states in the US. Founder and Principle Engineer at Robert Darvas Associates, Professor Darvas' firm has completed hundreds of structural engineering project in the US including buildings at the University of Michigan and Duke University.


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