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11th Edition

Reinforced Concrete Designer's Handbook

ISBN 9780419258308
Published September 12, 2007 by CRC Press
414 Pages

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Book Description

This classic and essential work has been thoroughly revised and updated in line with the requirements of new codes and standards which have been introduced in recent years, including the new Eurocode as well as up-to-date British Standards.

It provides a general introduction along with details of analysis and design of a wide range of structures and examination of design according to British and then European Codes.

Highly illustrated with numerous line diagrams, tables and worked examples, Reynolds's Reinforced Concrete Designer's Handbook is a unique resource providing comprehensive guidance that enables the engineer to analyze and design reinforced concrete buildings, bridges, retaining walls, and containment structures.

Written for structural engineers, contractors, consulting engineers, local and health authorities, and utilities, this is also excellent for civil and architecture departments in universities and FE colleges.

Table of Contents

Part One: General Information  1. Introduction  2. Design Criteria, Safety Factors and Loads  3. Material Properties  4. Structural Analysis  5. Design of Structural Members  6. Buildings, Bridges and Containment Structures  7. Foundations, Ground Slabs and Earth-Retaining Structures  Part Two: Loads, Materials and Structures  8. Loads  9. Pressures Due to Retained Materials  10. Concrete and Reinforcement  11. Cantilevers and Single Span Beams  12. Continuous Beams  13. Slabs  14. Framed Structures  15. Shear Wall Structures  16. Arches  17. Containment Structures  18. Foundations and Retaining Walls  19. Miscellaneous Structures and Details  20. Elastic Analysis of Concrete Sections  Part Three: Design to British Codes  21. Design Requirements and Safety Factors  22. Properties of Materials  23. Durability and Fire Resistance  24. Bending and Axial Force  25. Shear and Torsion  26. Deflection and Cracking  27. Considerations Affecting Design Details  28. Miscellaneous Members and Details  Part Four: Design to European Codes  29. Design Requirements and Safety Factors  30. Properties of Materials  31. Durability and Fire Resistance  32. Bending and Axial Force  33. Shear and Torsion  34. Deflection and Cracking  35. Considerations Affecting Design Details.  Appendix: Mathematical Formulae and Data.  References and Further Reading

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Charles Edward Reynolds was born in 1900 and received his education at Tiffin Boys School, Kingston-on-Thames, and Battersea Polytechnic. After some years with Sir William Arroll, BRC and Simon Carves, he joined Leslie Turner and Partners, and later C W Glover and Partners. He was for some years Technical Editor of Concrete Publications Ltd and then became its Managing Editor, combining this post with private practice. In addition to the Reinforced Concrete Designer’s Handbook, of which almost 200, 000 copies have been sold since it first appeared in 1932, Charles Reynolds was the author of numerous other books, papers and articles concerning concrete and allied subjects. Among his various professional appointments, he served on the council of the Junior Institution of Engineers, and was the Honorary Editor of its journal at his death on Christmas Day 1971.

James Cyril Steedman was educated at Varndean Grammar School and first employed by British Rail, whom he joined in 1950 at the age of 16. In 1956 he began working for GKN Reinforcements Ltd and later moved to Malcolm Glover and Partners. His association with Charles Reynolds began when, after the publication of numerous articles in the magazine Concrete and Constructional Engineering, he accepted an appointment as Technical Editor of Concrete Publications, a post he held for seven years. He then continued in private practice, combining work for the Publications Division of the Cement and Concrete Association with his own writing and other activities. In 1981 he set up Jacys Computing Services, subsequently devoting much of his time to the development of micro-computer software for reinforced concrete design. He is the joint author, with Charles Reynolds, of Examples of the Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings to BS 8110.

Anthony John Threlfall was educated at Liverpool Institute for Boys after which he studied civil engineering at Liverpool University. After eight years working for BRC, Pierhead Ltd, and IDC Ltd, he took a diploma course in concrete structures and technology at Imperial College. For the next four years he worked for CEGB and Camus Ltd, and then joined the Cement and Concrete Association in 1970, where he was engaged primarily in education and training activities until 1993. After leaving the C&CA, he has continued in private practice to provide training in reinforced and prestressed concrete design and detailing.


An excellent source of reference for reinforced concrete design engineers.

- Building Engineer magazine