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Prestressed Concrete Design to Eurocodes

1st Edition

By Prab Bhatt

CRC Press

616 pages | 575 B/W Illus.

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Ordinary concrete is strong in compression but weak in tension. Even reinforced concrete, where steel bars are used to take up the tension that the concrete cannot resist, is prone to cracking and corrosion under low loads. Prestressed concrete is highly resistant to stress, and is used as a building material for bridges, tanks, shell roofs, floors, buildings, containment vessels for nuclear power plants and offshore oil platforms. With a wide range of benefits such as crack control, low rates of corrosion, thinner slabs, fewer joints and increased span length; prestressed concrete is a stronger, safer, more economical and more sustainable building material.

The introduction of the Eurocodes has necessitated a new approach to the design of prestressed concrete structures and this book provides a comprehensive practical guide for professionals through each stage of the design process. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of design

  • Fully consistent with Eurocode 2, and the associated parts of Eurocodes 1 and 8
  • Examples of challenges often encountered in professional practice worked through in full
  • Detailed coverage of post-tensioned structures
  • Extensive coverage of design of flat slabs using the finite element method
  • Examples of pre-tensioned and post-tensioned bridge design
  • An introduction to earthquake resistant design using EC 8

Examining the design of whole structures as well as the design of sections through many fully worked numerical examples which allow the reader to follow each step of the design calculations, this book will be of great interest to practising engineers who need to become more familiar with the use of the Eurocodes for the design of prestressed concrete structures. It will also be of value to university students with an interest in the practical design of whole structures.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts

Properties of Materials

Prestressing Systems and Anchorages

Loss of prestress

Permissible Stress in Steel and Concrete

Design for Flexure

Ultimate Moment Capacity

Design for Shear and Torsion

Statically Indeterminate Structures

Partial Prestressing

Design Two-Way Slabs

Design of Circular Tanks

Design of Bridges

Calculation of Deformations

Seismic Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures

About the Author

Prab. Bhatt is Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Glasgow University, UK and author or editor of eight other books, including Programming the Dynamic Analysis of Structures and Reinforced Concrete, 3rd Edition, both published by Taylor & Francis.

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