Worked Examples for the Design of Concrete Structures to Eurocode 2
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Worked Examples for the Design of Concrete Structures to Eurocode 2

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Contents of Worked Examples for Design of Concrete Structures

Chapter 1 Eurocodes and Design Actions

  • Actions
  • Material Properties
  • Buildings
  • Containment Structures
  • Geotechnical Design

Chapter 2 Design of Members

  • Principles and Requirements
  • Durability
  • Fire Resistance
  • Bending and Axial Force
  • Shear
  • Torsion
  • Deflection
  • Cracking
  • Considerations Affecting Design Details
  • Reinforcement

Chapter 3 Example 1: Multi-Storey Building

Chapter 4 Example 2: Foundations to Multi-Storey Building

Chapter 5 Example 3: Free-Standing Cantilever Earth-Retaining Wall

Chapter 6 Example 4: Underground Service Reservoir

Chapter 7 Example 5: Open-Top Rectangular Tank

Chapter 8 Example 6: Open-Top Cylindrical Tank

Preface to Worked Examples for Design of Concrete Structures

The purpose of this book is to demonstrate how to apply the recommendations of Eurocode 2, and other related standards, for a number of reinforced concrete structures.

The examples have been chosen to include different structural elements and design procedures. The calculations cover the analysis of the structure and the design of the members.

Each step of the calculations, which are presented in a form suitable for design office purposes, is explained. References to specific clauses in the codes and standards that affect the design are included at each stage.

For each structural element, a complete reinforcement detail is provided together with a commentary explaining the bar arrangement.

Chapter 1 is an introduction to the structural Eurocodes and explains how partial safety factors and action combination factors are incorporated in the design.

The significance of the action combination to be used, when considering the cracking limitations for watertightness in tanks, is also examined.

Chapter 2 summarises the design of members with regard to durability, fire resistance, axial force, bending, shear, torsion, deflection, cracking and other considerations that affect the design details.

It refers particularly to the design information given in Appendix A and in Reynolds’s Reinforced Concrete Designer’s Handbook.

The first two examples deal with the design of a multistorey framed building. For each example, three alternative forms of construction are considered.

In Example 1, which covers the design of the superstructure, the floor takes alternative forms of beam and slab, flat slab and integral beam and ribbed slab, respectively.

In Example 2, which deals with the design of the substructure including the basement, the foundations take alternative forms of a continuous raft, isolated pad bases and pile foundations, respectively.

Example 3 is for a freestanding cantilever earth-retaining wall with two designs, for bases bearing on non-cohesive and cohesive soils, respectively.

The last three examples are for liquid-retaining structures in which the protection against leakage depends entirely on the integrity of the structure.

Example 4 is for an underground service reservoir in which the wall and floor are formed of elements separated by movement joints.

Example 5 is for a continuous rectangular tank bearing on an elastic soil with the interaction of the walls and the floor taken into account in the analysis.

Example 6 is for a continuous cylindrical tank bearing on an elastic soil with both hydraulic and thermal actions considered in the design.

An important feature of this book is the collection of full-page tables and charts contained in three appendices.

Appendix A has nine tables of general information relating to the design of members. Appendix B has 11 tables dealing with the analysis of beams on elastic foundations.

Appendix C has 14 tables for the analysis of rectangular and cylindrical tanks. The examples in this book inevitably reflect the knowledge and experience of the author.

Writing the book has also given me the opportunity to investigate problems that I had found difficult to solve during my career.

This applies particularly to the analysis of complex structures on elastic foundations for which text book solutions are not readily available.

I hope that the information provided in Appendices B and C and the analyses that are included in the examples will be helpful to present-day design engineers faced with similar problems.

I owe a considerable debt of gratitude to many people from whose intellect and expertise I have benefited over the years.

Finally, my sincere thanks go to my dear wife, Joan, for her constant support and encouragement throughout the writing of this book.

Tony Threlfall

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