This text presents the most effective analysis for predicting the true stresses and deflections of concrete structures, accounting for creep and shrinkage of concrete and relaxation of prestressed reinforcement. Sustainability has become a major requirement in modern structures, which need to sustain satisfactory service over a longer life. It is not rare to specify a life span of 100 years for infrastructure such as bridges. This complete and wide-ranging study of stresses and deformations of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures focuses on design methods for avoiding the deflections and cracking that diminish serviceability.
This fourth edition has a new emphasis on designing for serviceability. It has been comprehensively updated. It now includes 65 solved examples and more than 45 instructive problems with answers given at the end of the book. An accompanying website contains design calculation programs, which allow interactive data input. Independent of codes of practice, the book is universally applicable, and is especially suitable for practising engineers and graduate students.
Praise for Previous Editions
This graduate level textbook is strongly recommended for practicing civil engineers and university level engineering libraries. The second edition of this work (1994) is widely held by academic libraries and there is sufficient new content in the third edition to warrant purchasing a copy of this newly revised title.
This book would be extremely useful to civil engineering students, researchers and practicising engineers, especially those who are involved with statically indeterminate prestressed and composite structures.
—The Structural Engineer
Overall a highly recommendable book which I would like to see on the desk of every student because of its good didactic structure and in the hands of every practising engineer because of its general applicability.
—Beton und Stahlbetonbau
This is a well presented book with a well balanced content. It should be useful to graduate students, research workers and practising engineers, particularly those involved with statistically indeterminate prestressed and composite structures.
—International Journal of Fatigue
. . . a complete and wide-ranging study of the stress and deformations of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, partially prestressed concrete and composite beams, slabs and frames. . . . All in all, this is a worthwhile book for structural design engineers needing to know more about the effects of creep of concrete on the stresses and deformations of structures.
—Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
. . . this is a well-written textbook that successfully and extensively treats the critical subject of deformational behavior and long-term performance of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.
—Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering
Creep and shrinkage of concrete and relaxation of steel
Stress and strain of uncracked sections
Special cases of uncracked sections and calculation of displacements
Time-dependent internal forces in uncracked structures: analysis by the force method
Time-dependent internal forces in uncracked structures: analysis by the displacement method
Analysis of time-dependent internal forces with conventional computer programs
Stress and strain of cracked sections
Displacements of cracked members
Simplified prediction of deflections
Effects of temperature
Control of cracking
Corrosion of steel reinforcement
Analysis and design for fatigue
Design for serviceability of prestressed concrete
Nonlinear analysis of plane frames
Serviceability of members reinforced with fibre reinforced polymers
Appendix A: Time functions for modulus of elasticity, creep, shrinkage and aging coefficient of concrete
Appendix B: Relaxation reduction coefficient χr
Appendix C: Elongation, end rotation and central deflection of a beam in terms of the values of axial strain and curvature at a number of sections
Appendix D: Depth of compression zone in a fully cracked T section
Appendix E: Crack width and crack spacing
Appendix F: Values of curvature coefficients s, and cs
Appendix G: Description of computer programs provided at www.sponpress.com/concretestructures