Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2
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Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2

Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2 (Ec2) by W. H. Mosley, R. Hulse, and J. H. Bungey | PDF Free Download.

Reinforced Concrete Design Contents

  • Properties of Reinforced Concrete
  • Limit State Design 
  • Analysis of the Structure 
  • Analysis of the Section 
  • Shear, Bond, and Torsion 
  • Serviceability, Durability and Stability Requirements
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams
  • Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs 
  • Column Design 
  • Foundations and Retaining Walls 
  • Prestressed Concrete

Preface to Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2 

The purpose of this book is to provide a straightforward introduction to the principles and methods of design for concrete structures.

It is directed primarily at students and young engineers who require an understanding of the basic theory and a concise guide to designing procedures.

Although the detailed design methods are generally according to European Standards (EuroCodes), much of the theory and practice is of a fundamental nature and should, therefore, also be useful to engineers in countries outside Europe.

The search for harmonization of Technical Standards across the European Community (EC) has led to the development of a series of these Structural EuroCodes which are the technical documents intended for adoption throughout all the member states.

The use of these common standards is intended to lower trade barriers and enable companies to compete on a more equitable basis throughout the EC.

Eurocode 2 (EC2) deals with the design of concrete structures, which has most recently been covered in the UK by British Standard BS8110 which superseded British Standard CPllO in 1985. Limit state principles established by these British Standards are also adopted by Eurocode 2.

The code drafting committee has also produced a range of supporting documents giving commentary and background explanation for some of the requirements of the code.

Further supporting documentation includes, for each separate country, the National Application Document (NAD) which includes information specific to the individual member states.

Additionally, the British Cement Association has produced The Concise Eurocode for the Design of Concrete Buildings which contains material that has been distilled from EC2 but is presented in a way that makes it more user-friendly than the main EuroCode and contains only that information which is essential for the design of more everyday concrete structures.

It also contains information not included in EC2 such as design charts and design methods drawn from previous British Standards such as BS8110 and CPllO. In this text, reference is made to both EC2 and the Concise Code.

The presentation of EC2 is quite different from that of BS8110. However, the essential feature of EC2 is that the principles of design embodied in the document are almost identical to the principles inherent in the use of BS8110.

Hence, although there are some differences in detail, engineers who are used to designing to the existing British Standard should have no difficulty in grasping the essential features of this new code.

Changes in terminology, arising partly from language differences, have resulted in the introduction of a few terms which are unfamiliar to engineers who have worked with BS8110.

The most obvious of these is the use of actions to describe the loading on structures and the use of the terms permanent and variable actions to describe dead and imposed loads.

Notwithstanding this, UK influence in drafting the document has been very strong and terminology is broadly the same as in existing British Standards.

Throughout this text, the terminology has been kept as consistent as possible in line with commonly accepted UK practice and hence, for example, loads have been used instead of actions in subsequent chapters.

Other 'new' terminology will be identified at appropriate points in the text. The subject matter in this book has been arranged so that chapters 1 to 5 deal mostly with theory and analysis while the subsequent chapters cover the design and detailing of various types of members and structure.

In order to include topics that are usually in an undergraduate course, there is a section on earth-retaining structures and also a final chapter on prestressed concrete.

Important equations that have been derived within the text are highlighted by an asterisk adjacent to the equation number and in the Appendix, a summary of key equations is given.

Where it has been necessary to include material which is not directly provided by the EuroCodes, this has been based on currently accepted UK good practice.

In preparing this book, the principal aim has been to retain the structure and features of the well-established book Reinforced Concrete Design by Mosley and Bungey (Macmillan Press, 1990) which is based on British Standards and is currently in its 4th edition.

By comparing both books it is possible to compare the essential differences between Eurocode 2 and existing British Standards and to contrast the different outcomes when structures are designed to either code.

It should be emphasized that Codes of Practice are always liable to be revised and readers should ensure that they are using the latest edition of any relevant standard.

Extracts from European Standards are reproduced by permission of the British Standards Institution, Linford Wood,

Milton Keynes, Bucks., from whom complete copies can be obtained. Extracts from the Concise Eurocode for the Design of Concrete Structures are reproduced by permission of the British Cement Association, Century House,

Telford Avenue, Crowthorne, Berks., from whom copies of the Concise Eurocode can be obtained. Finally, the authors would like to thank Mr. J. Birch for his assistance with the preparation of parts of the text and Mrs. Jamillah Sa'adon for typing part of the manuscript.

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