Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2
By W. H. Mosley
- Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
- Number Of Pages: 434
- Publication Date: 2007-08
- ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0230500714
- ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780230500716
- Binding: Paperback
Summary: Reinforced Concrete Design for Students and Professionals
I hope this review helps:
There are 15 chapters in this book and these 15 chapters are as follows: -
1) Properties of Reinforced Concrete
2) Limit State Design
3) Analysis of the Structure
4) Analysis of the Section
5) Shear, Bond and Torsion
6) Serviceability, durability and stability requirements
7) Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams
8) Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs
9) Column Design
11) Water-Retaining Structures and Retaining Walls
12) Prestressed Concrete
13) Composite Construction
This design of concrete structural elements in this textbook is based on the British Standard, BS 8110: 1997 (and not the older 1985 one).
Chapter 1 to Chapter 3 are some introductory stuff. The section on Properties of Reinforced Concrete for instance described why it is advantageous to adopt concrete and steel, the stress/strain properties of concrete & steel, etc. In Chapter 2, the limit states (ultimate and serviceability) were presented. A discussion on characteristic material strengths, characteristic loads, partial safety factor (materials & loads) follows. In Chapter 3, the author presented some methods of structural analysis. Moment distribution (for continuous beams and frames) and the cantilever method were discussed. A short section on shear walls and also moment redistribution is finally presented in Chapter 3.
Number of Pages
The total number of pages in this book is 385 (including references, index, etc.)
There are no real life photos in this textbook.
There is extensive use of line diagrams in this book.
There is no exclusive chapter on engineering drafting / drawing. However, in certain parts of the text, there is a discussion on the topic, Anchorage Bond and Curtailment of Rebars and in this chapter, the author presented the Simplified Rules for Curtailment of Bars in Beams (similar to the code of practice).
From my observation, there is at most one example for each topic discussed. For instance, when the author discussed ribbed slabs, he would then present an example on ribbed slab. When the author discussed the topic on waffle slabs, another example would follow, etc.
In chapter 7, the author presented the design and analysis of beams. Beams that require / do not require compression reinforcements are discussed. Beams that are subjected to moment redistribution are also discussed in this chapter. The designs of shear links and also bent-up bars are also presented. A section on cantilever beams and also corbels is also in this chapter. Finally, beams subjected to torsion are also discussed.
In chapter 8, the author presented the design and analysis of slabs. The slabs that were discussed in this chapter are one-way slab, two-way slab, flat slabs, ribbed slabs, waffle slabs and hollow block floors together with an appropriate example. Punching shear analysis and design is also discussed in this chapter with an example.
There is a small section on the design of stairs in this chapter and an example of the design of a stairs spanning longitudinally is presented.
At the end of this chapter, the Yield Line & Strip Method and Hillerborg Strip Method are presented.
The author presented with calculation examples of pad footing, combined footing, strip footing and the design of pile cap. Strap footing and raft foundations are also discussed.