Emphasizes basic principles of the mechanics aspects
of concrete design and avoids explanations of the detail requirements
which can be found in the ACI Code and Commentary.
Surveys modern design philosophies and features an
amply illustrated tour of the world of concrete.
Carefully lays out the various design procedures step-by-step
-- for flexural design, shear design, column design, etc.
- prepares and encourages students to program procedures
for computer solution. Instructors, at their own discretion, can suggest
follow-up coding assignment.
Goes beyond the traditional description of materials
to provide substantive coverage of concrete, current concrete technology,
and the durability of materials -- especially since many
engineers will find themselves repairing, rehabilitating, and strengthening
existing structures, rather than designing new ones.
Explores the interrelationship between design and analysis
-- a typical problem area for students, especially in relation
to statically indeterminate structures.
- reviews some structural analysis methods for continuous
beams and frames, especially those methods that designers will
find useful for checking purposes -- e.g., moment distribution.
- explains how the behavior of structures can be controlled
through design decisions.
Includes sections on basic plate theory and yield
line theory as supplements to the common design procedures of the
Contains important optional topics that students can master
through self-study after understanding the basics such as torsion,
slab design, footings, and retaining walls.
Includes many easy-to-follow examples worked out in great
Contains a large number of illustrations.
Features very carefully designed problem sets that
require students to think and appreciate various physical aspects
of what they are doing.
Contains a comprehensive glossary of terms common
in concrete engineering and the construction industry. Definitions
are based largely on The Cement and Concrete Terminology Report
of ACI Committee 116.