Reinforced Concrete Basics: Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (Pearson Original Edition) (3e) : 9780655703662

Reinforced Concrete Basics: Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures (Pearson Original Edition) (3e)

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Reinforced Concrete Basics has been written for students and practising structural engineers.  It provides an up-to-date, practical treatment of reinforced concrete design in accordance with the current, amended edition of the Australian Concrete Structures Standard AS 3600, and takes account of latest industry developments, including the use of high-strength concrete and higher-strength reinforcing steel.  The concepts of analysis and design are presented from a fundamental viewpoint so that the text will be of value to readers using other codes and standards.  The text takes readers to the stage where they can undertake, with confidence, the design of structural elements such as beams, slabs, columns and walls and simple concrete structures such as building frames and continuous girders.
This third edition became necessary because of important changes recently made to AS 3600. These include new approaches to calculating crack widths and to design for shear and torsion, as well as changes in the capacity reduction factors, and hence the implied safety levels in the AS 3600 design procedures.
Table of contents

1. Reinforced concrete: an overview
2. Methods of analysis and design
3. Beams
4. Slabs and floor systems
5. Columns and walls
6. Footings and retaining walls
7. Strut-and-tie modelling
8. Detailing
9. Design of reinforced concrete structures

Appendix A Properties of concrete
Appendix B Properties of reinforcement
Appendix C Design aids

New to this edition
This third edition of Reinforced Concrete Basics was prepared following the appearance, in 2018, of the fifth edition of the Australian concrete structures standard, AS 3600-20018, and its Amendment 2 in 2020. The new edition of our book addresses changes in the strength reduction factors and provides an informative introduction to the new design rules for calculation of crack widths and for shear and torsion, which are based on the modified compression field theory. We have also introduced the concept of stress fields and their relationship to strut-and-tie modelling and corrected minor errors in the second edition.
Author biography
Stephen Foster is Professor and currently Acting Dean of Engineering; he was Head of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney 2013–2020. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, Fellow of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib), an Honorary Member of the Concrete Institute of Australia, Honorary life member of the fib. Dr Foster has over 350 publications in the field of structural concrete. He is actively involved in the development of national and international standards and has been an educator, researcher, and engineer for more than 35 years. He is a member on Standards Australia Committee BD002 (since 2002) and made significant contributions to the development of AS 3600.

Andrew Kilpatrick practised as a structural engineer before joining the university sector. He has been actively involved in the construction, design, teaching and research of structural concrete for over 45 years. His research interests have encompassed the strength and deformation behaviour of reinforced concrete members, the strength of composite columns, shear in GFRP reinforced slabs and engineering education. He served on Standards Australia Committee BD002 for ten years and contributed to the development of AS 3600.

Robert Warner was Professor of Civil Engineering and Emeritus Professor at the University of Adelaide, prior to his retirement. His research and teaching interests have included reinforced concrete and prestressed concrete structures and engineering planning and design. He served for more than 40 years as a member of Committee BD2 of Standards Australia, which is responsible for the Australian Standard for Concrete Structures, AS 3600. He has been a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering since 1998.