The book as titled “Reinforced concrete designer’s Handbook” is a very handy book for structural designers and developers and the authors Charles E. Reynolds and James C. Steedman are among the most renowned structural engineers and designers.
Title of the Book
Reinforced Concrete Designer’s Handbook
Author of the Book
Charles E. Reynolds
BSc(Eng), CEng, FICE
James C. Steedman
BA, CEng, MICE, MIStructE
- The authors
- Introductory note regarding tenth edition
- Part I
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Safety factors, loads and pressures
- 3 Structural analysis
- 4 Materials and stresses
- 5 Resistance of structural members
- 6 Structures and foundations
- 7 Electronic computational aids: an introduction
- Part II
- 8 Partial safety factors
- 9 Loads
- 10 Pressures due to retained materials
- 11 Cantilevers and beams of one span
- 12 Continuous beams
- 13 Influence lines for continuous beams
- 14 Slabs spanning in two directions
- 15 Frame analysis
- 16 Framed structures
- 17 Arches
- 18 Concrete and reinforcement
- 19 Properties of reinforced concrete sections
- 20 Design of beams and slabs
- 21 Resistance to shearing and torsional forces
- 22 Columns
- 23 Walls
- 24 Joints and intersections between members
- 25 Structures and foundations
- Appendix A
- Appendix B
- Appendix C
- References and further reading 429
Reinforced Concrete Designer’s Handbook PDF
A structure is an assembly of members each of which is subjected to bending or to direct force (either tensile or compressive) or to a combination of bending and direct force. These primary influences may be accompanied by shearing forces and sometimes by torsion.
Effects due to changes in temperature and to shrinkage and creep of the concrete, and the possibility of damage resulting from overloading, local damage, abrasion, vibration, frost, chemical attack and similar causes may also have to be considered. Design includes the calculation of, or other means of assessing and providing resistance against, the moments, forces and other effects on the members.
An efficiently designed structure is one in which the members are arranged in such a way that the weight, loads and forces are transmitted to the foundations by the cheapest means consistent with the intended use of the structure and the nature of the site.
Efficient design means more than providing suitable sizes for the concrete members and the provision of the calculated amount of reinforcement in an economical manner, It implies that the bars can be easily placed, that reinforcement is provided to resist the secondary forces inherent in monolithic construction, and that resistance is provided against all likely causes of damage to the structure.
Experience and good judgement may do as much towards the production of safe and economical structures as calculation. Complex mathematics should not be allowed to confuse the sense of good engineering. Where possible, the same degree of accuracy should be maintained through-out the calculations;
it is illogical to consider, say, the effective depth of a member to two decimal places if the load is overestimated by 25%. On the other hand, in estimating loads, costs and other numerical quantities,
the more items that are included at their exact value the smaller is the overall percentage of error due to the inclusion of some items the exact magnitude of which is unknown.
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