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Reinforced Concrete Design Eighth Edition integrates current research and literature to give readers a modern understanding of the strength and behavior of reinforced concrete members and simple reinforced concrete structural systems. It takes a fundamental, non-calculus, practice-oriented approach to the design and analysis of reinforced concrete structural members, using numerous examples and a step-by-step solution format.


This eighth edition is fully updated to conform to the American Concrete Institute’s latest Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-11), the current U.S. design standard. A new chapter discusses practical considerations and rules of thumb for designing reinforced concrete structures, including initial sizing and layout; calculation of approximate moment and shears in concrete girders; repair methods for existing structures, and a new student design project. The text also offers conceptual insights into topics such as prestressed concrete and detailing.

Table of contents

1. Materials and Mechanics of Bending

2. Rectangular Reinforced Concrete Beams and Slabs: Tension Steel Only

3. Reinforced Concrete Beams: T-Beams and Doubly Reinforced Beams

4. Shear in Beams

5. Development, Splices, and Simple-Span Bar Cutoffs

6. Continuous Construction Design Considerations

7. Serviceability

8. Walls

9. Columns

10. Footings

11. Prestressed Concrete Fundamentals

12. Concrete Formwork

13. Detailing Reinforced Concrete Structures

14. Practical Considerations in the Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Appendix A. Tables and Diagrams

Appendix B. Supplementary Aids and Guidelines

Appendix C. Metrication

Appendix D. Answers to Selected Problems


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