4th Edition

Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes Design Theory and Examples, Fourth Edition

    878 Pages 551 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    878 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This established and popular textbook has now been extensively rewritten and expanded in line with the current Eurocodes. It presents the principles of the design of concrete elements and also the design of complete structures, and provides practical illustrations of the theory. It explains the background to the Eurocode rules and goes beyond the core topics to cover the design of foundations, retaining walls, water retaining structures.


    Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes includes more than sixty worked out design examples and over six hundred diagrams, plans and charts. The chapters are fully revised to the Eurocodes and the most commonly encountered design problems in structural concrete are covered.


    It is written for students on civil engineering degree courses and undergraduate level and higher levels, and is also a useful reference for practising engineers.


    Structural design
    Calculations, design aids and computing

    Materials, Structural Failures and Durability
    Reinforced concrete structures
    Concrete materials
    Concrete properties
    Tests on wet concrete
    Tests on hardened concrete
    Exposure classes related to environmental conditions
    Failures in concrete structures
    Durability of concrete structures
    Fire protection

    Limit State Design and Structural Analysis
    Structural design and limit states
    Actions, characteristic and design values of actions
    Partial factors for materials
    Structural analysis

    Section Design for Moment
    Types of beam section
    Reinforcement and bar spacing
    Behaviour of beams in bending
    Singly reinforced rectangular beams
    Doubly reinforced beams
    Flanged beams
    Checking existing sections

    Shear, Bond and Torsion
    Shear forces
    Bond stress
    Anchorage of bars
    Shear between web and flange of T-sections

    Serviceability Limit State Checks
    Serviceability limit state

    Simply Supported Beams
    Simply supported beams

    Reinforced Concrete Slabs
    Design methods for slabs
    Types of slabs
    One-way spanning solid slabs
    Example of design of continuous one-way slab
    One-way spanning ribbed or waffle slabs
    Two-way spanning solid slabs
    Restrained solid slabs
    Waffle slabs
    Flat slabs
    Yield line method
    Hillerborg’s strip method
    Design of reinforcement for slabs using elastic analysis moments
    Stair slabs

    Types, loads, classification and design considerations
    Columns subjected to axial load and bending about one axis with symmetrical reinforcement
    Columns subjected to axial load and bending about one axis: Unsymmetrical reinforcement
    Column sections subjected to axial load and biaxial bending
    Effective length of columns
    Design of slender columns

    Walls in Buildings
    Functions, types and loads on walls
    Design of reinforced concrete walls
    Walls supporting in-plane moments and axial loads
    Design of plain concrete walls

    General considerations
    Geotechnical design
    Spread foundations
    Isolated pad bases
    Eccentrically loaded pad bases
    Wall, strip and combined foundations
    Piled foundations

    Retaining Walls
    Wall types and earth pressure
    Design of cantilever walls
    Counterfort retaining walls

    Design of Statically Indeterminate Structures
    Design of a propped cantilever
    Design of a clamped beam
    Why use anything other than elastic values in design?
    Design using redistributed elastic moments in Eurocode 2
    Design using plastic analysis in Eurocode 2
    Serviceability considerations when using redistributed elastic moments
    Continuous beams
    Example of elastic analysis of continuous beam
    Example of moment redistribution for continuous beam
    Curtailment of bars
    Example of design for the end span of a continuous beam
    Example of design of a non-sway frame
    Approximate methods of analysis

    Reinforced Concrete Framed Buildings
    Types and structural action
    Building loads
    Robustness and design of ties
    Frame analysis
    Building design example

    Tall Buildings
    Assumptions for analysis
    Planar lateral load resisting elements
    Interaction between bents
    Three-dimensional structures
    Analysis of framed tube structures
    Analysis of tube-in-tube structures

    Prestressed Concrete
    Applying prestress
    Design of prestressed concrete structures
    Limits on permissible stresses in concrete
    Limits on permissible stresses in steel
    Equations for stress calculation
    Design for serviceability limit state
    Composite beams
    Posttensioned beams: Cable zone
    Ultimate moment capacity
    Shear capacity of a section without shear reinforcement and uncracked in flexure
    Shear capacity of sections without shear reinforcement and cracked in flexure
    Shear capacity with shear reinforcement
    Horizontal shear
    Loss of prestress in pretensioned beams
    Loss of prestress in posttensioned beams
    Design of end block in posttensioned beams

    Deflection and Cracking
    Deflection calculation
    Checking deflection by calculation
    Calculation of crack widths
    Example of crack width calculation for T-beam

    A General Method of Design at Ultimate Limit State
    Limit theorems of the theory of plasticity
    Reinforced concrete and limit theorems of the theory of plasticity
    Design of reinforcement for in-plane stresses
    Reinforcement design for flexural forces
    Reinforcement design for combined in-plane and flexural forces
    Out-of-plane shear
    Strut−tie method of design

    Design of Structures Retaining Aqueous Liquids
    Bending analysis for serviceability limit state
    Walls subjected to two-way bending moments and tensile force
    Control of restrained shrinkage and thermal movement cracking
    Design of a rectangular covered top underground water tank
    Design of circular water tanks

    U.K. National Annex
    Bending design
    Cover to reinforcement
    Shear design
    Loading arrangement on continuous beams and slabs
    Column design
    Plain concrete
    ψ Factors


    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 Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures, both published by Taylor & Francis.

    Tom MacGinley and Ban Seng Choo were experienced academics in Singapore, Newcastle, Nottingham and Edinburgh.

    "The fourth edition of Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes is a radical rewrite of a student classic; this edition has been brought up to date by its strong link to the Eurocodes and the design processes within them. The Eurocodes are strongly based on conceptual modes and this book provides an excellent way of understanding the background and derivation, allowing a researcher to be able to see exactly how a new research topic may fit into practice. As a student text, this work is systematic and thorough, and is likely to provide a relevant and useful source of reference during the development of a design-based career. …Dr Bhatt has done great service in bringing this classic – from its first edition in 1978, now to the fourth revision – completely up to date."
    Magazine of Concrete Research

    "The main strengths of this publication are the illustration of key concepts and approaches with numerous worked examples. … The contents deal with the fundamental material required for students of structural design. Additionally, more in-depth coverage of structure-specific design is presented which will be of benefit to practicing engineers. … This book presents the fundamentals of reinforced concrete behavior and design to the Eurocodes in a clear and concise manner. All the key concepts and design procedures are well illustrated with worked examples and as such the content will be invaluable to students of structural design. The in-depth coverage of specific applications such as water retaining structures, make this book a useful reference for practicing engineers. …"
    ––Dr Lee Cunningham, Lecturer, University of Manchester School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, UK

    "I do not know of an equivalent textbook that has the scope of this one. …The list of topics is very comprehensive. …This would be a very good book to recommend for a course in the structural design of concrete. …This book is a one stop shop for the structural design of concrete structures - the book for structural concrete designers to have 'at their elbow' and students to have to when learning about the design of concrete structure. I know of no other book that covers such a range of topics including: water retaining structures, comprehensive treatment of the Strut-tie method with a link to finite element output. Proper background to design of statically indeterminate structures with a proper treatment of joint rotation capacity, comprehensive treatment of: yieldline method, Hillerborg's strip method, design using elastic stress fields, etc and the design of whole structure as opposed to individual elements only. …The explanations of the theory are clearly expressed and there are lots of good examples. Of special importance are the examples that cover complete systems and components rather than just single topics."
    ––Iain MacLeod, Emeritus Professor, University of Strathclyde, UK