Concrete Beams with Openings: Analysis and Design, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Concrete Beams with Openings

Analysis and Design, 1st Edition

By M. A. Mansur, Kiang-Hwee Tan

CRC Press

224 pages

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Hardback: 9780849374357
pub: 1999-01-29
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This book compiles state-of-the-art information on the behavior, analysis, and design of concrete beams containing transverse openings.

Discussions include

  • the need, effects, and classification of openings as well as the general requirements for fulfilling design

  • pure bending, combined bending, and shear - illustrated with numerical examples

  • torsion alone or in combination with bending and shear

  • large rectangular openings as well as opening size and location on beam behavior

  • methods for analyzing ultimate strength and serviceability requirements

  • effects of torsion in beams

  • large openings in continuous beams and their effects on possible redistribution of internal forces as well as guidelines and procedures for the design of such beams

  • effect of prestressing on the serviceability and strength of beams with web openings

  • design against cracking at openings and ultimate loads

    Concrete Beams with Openings serves as an invaluable source of information for designers and practicing engineers, especially useful since little or no provision or guidelines are currently available in most building codes.

  • Table of Contents



    Classification of Openings

    Elastic Stress Distribution around Openings

    Design Considerations

    Beams with Small Openings


    Pure Bending

    Bending and Shear

    Effect of Torsion

    Design for Torsion

    Effect of Coring

    Beams with Large Rectangular Openings


    Analysis at Collapse

    Design for Ultimate Strength

    Crack Control

    Calculation of Deflection

    Multiple Openings

    Torsion in Beams with Large Rectangular Openings


    Pure Torsion

    Torsion Combined with Bending

    Combined Torsion, Bending and Shear

    Analysis and Design of Continuous Beams


    Elastic Analysis

    Design Procedure and Recommendations

    Design Example

    Effect of Prestressing


    Stress Concentration and Stress Distribution

    Types of Cracking and Crack Control


    Design and Detailing for Ultimate Strength




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    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General