The sixth edition of this comprehensive textbook provides the same philosophical approach that has gained wide acceptance since the first edition was published in 1965. The strength and behavior of concrete elements are treated with the primary objective of explaining and justifying the rules and formulas of the ACI Building Code. The treatment is incorporated into the chapters in such a way that the reader may study the concepts in a logical sequence in detail or merely accept a qualitative explanation and proceed directly to the design process using the ACI Code.
Chu-Kia Wang, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His fields of interest include structural engineering, structural analysis and design, and computerized matrix method of analysis.
Introduction, Materials, and Properties.
Design Methods and Requirements.
Strength of Rectangular Sections in Bending.
Rectangular Sections in Bending Under Service Load Conditions.
Shear Strength and Shear Reinforcement.
Development of Reinforcement.
Continuity in Building Frames of Reinforced Concrete.
Design of One-Way Slabs.
T-Sections in Bending.
Continuous Slab--Beam--Girder and Concrete Joist Floor Systems.
Monolithic Beam-to-Column Joints.
Cantilever Retaining Walls.
Members in Compression and Bending.
Length Effects on Columns.
Design of Two-Way Floor Systems.
Equivalent Frame Analysis of Two-Way Floor Systems in Unbraced Frames.
Yield Line Theory of Slabs.
Introduction to Prestressed Concrete.
One of the Best Books in Reinforced Concrete Design
I have been using this book as one of reference books in my professional activities for many years now. It is an excellent text book written by two reputable professors, and has been referenced in Notes on ACI318-99 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete by Portland Cement Association. I will recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning the thoughts behind reinforced concrete design, and follow the examples that are given in the book with an open mind. I will not recommend this book to students who are looking for worked out examples to pass the tests.
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