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

ISBN 9781466552524
Published February 12, 2014 by CRC Press
878 Pages - 551 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents


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

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"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

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