This second edition of Precast Concrete Structures introduces the conceptual design ideas for the prefabrication of concrete structures and presents a number of worked examples that translate designs from BS 8110 to Eurocode EC2, before going into the detail of the design, manufacture, and construction of precast concrete multi-storey buildings. Detailed structural analysis of precast concrete and its use is provided and some details are presented of recent precast skeletal frames of up to forty storeys.
The theory is supported by numerous worked examples to Eurocodes and European Product Standards for precast reinforced and prestressed concrete elements, composite construction, joints and connections and frame stability, together with extensive specifications for precast concrete structures. The book is extensively illustrated with over 500 photographs and line drawings.
Table of Contents
What is Precast Concrete? Materials used in Precast Structures. Precast Frame Analysis. Precast Concrete Floors. Precast Concrete Beams. Precast Concrete Columns. Shear Walls. Horizontal Floor Diaphragms. Joints and Connections. Beam and Column Connections. Ties in Precast Concrete Structures. Design Exercise for 10-Storey Precast Skeletal Frame.
Dr. Kim S. Elliott, is a consultant to the precast industry in the UK, Malaysia and Korea. He was Senior Lecturer at Nottingham University, UK from 1987-2010 and formerly at Trent Concrete Structures Ltd. He is also a member of the British Precast Federation’s Technical Committees on frames and flooring.
"Precast Concrete Structures provides complete guidance for the analysis and design of precast concrete structures. This new edition brings all the material up to date with state of art of research, codes of practice and technology. Nevertheless, the author maintains his practical approach with many examples. For these reasons, Dr Elliott´s book is a worldwide reference for academics, professionals and the precast industry."
-- Dr Marcelo Ferreira, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
"The author explains his design approach in a very comprehensive way that allows young and experienced engineers to understand the followed design philosophy and the relevant clauses in the most common codes. The many worked examples fill the gap between theoretical approach and daily practice."
-- Stef Maas, Belgian Precast Association
"Professor Elliott draws upon his many years of research, experience, and expertise to introduce conceptual design ideas for the prefabrication of concrete structures and presents a number of worked examples of designs to Eurocode EC2, before going into the detail of the design, manufacture, and construction of precast concrete multi-storey buildings... "Precast Concrete Structures" is a critically important and core addition to professional and academic library Architectural Studies collections."
-- Midwest Book Review, March 2017