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Reinforced Concrete Basics is a book on analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures, starting with the fundamentals followed by the developing of advanced approaches. It contains the material needed for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in reinforced concrete and for practising engineers. In preparing the text, the authors provide an understanding of structural behaviour before undertaking any quantitative analysis. Examples are introduced at an early stage in the development of each topic. Readers can use the examples as exercises to test their understanding as they proceed with their study of the material.
Chapter 1 Reinforced concrete: an overview
Chapter 2 Methods of analysis and design
Chapter 3 Beams
Chapter 4 Slabs and floor systems
Chapter 5 Columns and walls
Chapter 6 Footings and retaining walls
Chapter 7 Strut-and-tie modelling
Chapter 8 Detailing
Chapter 9 Design of reinforced concrete structures
Appendix A Properties of concrete
Appendix B Properties of reinforcement
Appendix C Design aids
This new, second, edition was prepared following the appearance in December 2009 of the fourth edition of the Australian concrete structures standard. In addition to complete chapters for design of beams, slabs and columns, and a chapter on strut-and-tie modelling, the second edition has been enlarged somewhat to include new sections to deal specifically with torsion in beams, core confinement in high strength columns and equivalent frame and strip methods of slab design. Another new section at the end of Chapter 1 provides an overview of the time-varying and long-term behaviour of reinforced concrete members and structures.