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 w
Table of Contents
1. Basic Concepts 2. Technology of Prestressing 3. Material Properties 4. Serviceability Limit State Design of Pre-tensioned Beams 5. Bonded Post-tensioned Structures 6. Statically Indeterminate Post-tensioned Structures 7. Ultimate Bending Strength Calculations 8. Analysis Of Cracked Section 9. Ultimate Shear and Torsional Strength Calculations 10. Crackwidth Calculations 11. Loss of Prestress 12. Design of Slabs 13. Design for Punching Shear 14. Loading on Buildings 15. Loading on Bridges 16. Analysis and Design of Bridge Decks 17. Lower Bound Approaches to Design at Ultimate Limit State 18. Design for Earthquake 19. Miscellaneous Topics
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.