Each new code thus permitted more economy as to construction material, but achieved it through more detailed and complicated design calculations. In addition to competition requiring independent structural engineers to follow the latest code for economy, it created a professional obligation to fol-low the latest code for accepted levels of structural safety.
“This book will guide the user to the various sections of the Code pertinent to design of common reinforced concrete structural elements”
The increasing complexity of codes has encouraged the use of computers for design and has stimulated the development of computer-based handbooks. Before computer software can be successfully used in the structural design of buildings, preliminary sizes of structural elements must be established from handbook tables, estimates, or experienced first guesses for input into the com-puter. This book will guide the user to the various sections of the Code pertinent to design of common reinforced concrete structural elements. A brief explanation of the significance of these sections is presented, together with limits of applic-ability, the range in which results may control design; and, where possible, design short cuts to ensure automatic conformance to the Code without calculations.
This Guide does not duplicate nor replace the ACI Code, its Commentary, design handbooks, or use of computers. It complements the ACI Code and Com-mentary, shows how to take full advantage of available handbooks based on the Code, and should shorten time to develop computer design programs. It converts some code formulas from the review form (or trial designs) to direct design.
It presents some simple appropriate formulas, tabulations, and charts for conserv-ative longhand direct design. Specifications for materials and special Code requirements superimposed upon the ASTM Specifications for materials are explained to aid the structural engineer to avoid difficulties with use of obsolete specifications.
Title of the Book
Structural Design Guide to ACI Code
Edward S. Hoffman
David P. Gutafson
Alber J. Gouwens
Contents of the Book
1. Structural Materials, Specifications and Testing
2. Structural Analysis and Design – General
3. One-way Reinforced Concrete Slabs
4. One-way Joist Systems
5. Two-way Solid Flat Plate Design
6. Two-way Solid Flat Slab Design
7. Two-way Waffle Flat Slab Design
8. Two –way Slab-beam Design
9. Beam and Girders
13. Splices and Details of Reinforcement
14. Prestressed Concrete
15. Structural Lightweight Aggregate Concrete
16. Structural Plain Concrete
17. Field Inspection and Construction
18. Strength Evaluation of Existing Structures.
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