This second edition of Precast Concrete Structures introduces the conceptual design ideas for the prefabrication of concrete structures and presents a number of worked examples that translate designs from BS 8110 to Eurocode EC2, before going into the detail of the design, manufacture, and construction of precast concrete multi-storey buildings. Detailed structural analysis of precast concrete and its use is provided and some details are presented of recent precast skeletal frames of up to forty storeys. The theory is supported by numerous worked examples to Eurocodes and European Product Standards for precast reinforced and prestressed concrete elements, composite construction, joints and connections and frame stability, together with extensive specifications for precast concrete structures. The book is extensively illustrated with over 500 photographs and line drawings.
Reinforced concrete structures corrode as they age, with significant financial implications, but it is not immediately clear why some are more durable than others. This book looks at the mechanisms for corrosion and how corrosion engineering can be used for these problems to be minimized in future projects. Several different examples of reinforced concrete structures with corrosion problems are described and the various life enhancement solutions considered and applied are discussed. The book includes a chapter on the effectiveness of corrosion monitoring techniques and questions why the reality is at odds with current theory and standards. Specialist contractors, consultants and owners of corrosion damaged structures will find this an extremely useful resource. It will also be a valuable reference for students at postgraduate level.
Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it‘s much cheaper to learn from someone else‘s mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided. The first and largest part of the
Serious degradation mechanisms can severely reduce the service life of concrete structures: steel reinforcement can corrode, cement matrix can be attacked, and even aggregates can show detrimental processes. Therefore, it is important to understand how damage can occur to concrete structures and to appreciate the timing of the actions leading to da
The success of a repair or rehabilitation project depends on the specific plans designed for it. Concrete Structures: Protection, Repair and Rehabilitation provides guidance on evaluating the condition of the concrete in a structure, relating the condition of the concrete to the underlying cause or causes of that condition, selecting an appropriate repair material and method for any deficiency found, and using the selected materials and methods to repair or rehabilitate the structure. Guidance is also provided for engineers focused on maintaining concrete and preparing concrete investigation reports for repair and rehabilitation projects. Considerations for certain specialized types of rehabilitation projects are also given. In addition, the author translates cryptic codes, theories, specifications and details into easy to understand language. Tip boxes are used to highlight key elements of the text as well as code considerations based on the International Code Council or International Building Codes. The book contains various worked out examples and equations. Case Studies will be included along with diagrams and schematics to provide visuals to the book. Deals primarily with evaluation and repair of concrete structures Provides the reader with a Step by Step method for evaluation and repair of Structures Covers all types of Concrete structures ranging from bridges to sidewalks Handy tables outlining the properties of certain types of concrete and their uses
This book focuses on the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures in conformity with CSA A23.3-04 Canadian standard. Such members are often encountered in engineering practice, particularly in buildings. Using an original approach, the authors present the subject matter as clearly and effectively as possible. Each aspect is carefully illustrated and is the subject of a thorough theoretical development. This is followed by a step-by-step procedure for both design and verification, along with many fully developped numerical applications.
This practical and comprehensive book enables the engineer to diagnose the cause of a fault, choose the appropriate remedial technique and ensure that the repair work is completed satisfactorily. It will be of value to all those who need to commission, supervise or carry out repairs to concrete structures.
Design of Concrete Structures.
This book is concerned with the long term durability of concrete as a structural material as used in the construction of buildings, bridges, roads, marine and civil engineering structures. It discusses the fundamental reasons for the deterioration of concrete over time and available techniques for detecting, remedying and preventing the deteriorati
This book focuses on the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structural members in conformity with the 2014 version of the CSA A23.3 Canadian standard. Such members are often encountered in practice, particularly in buildings. This second edition considers all the changes brought into the 2014 CSA A23.3 Canadian standard. In addition, with respect to the first edition, two new chapters related to the design of walls and of prestressed concrete structures are introduced. Using an original approach, the author presents the subject matter as clearly and effectively as possible. Each aspect is carefully illustrated and is the subject of a thorough theoretical development. This is followed by a step-by-step procedure for both design and verification, along with many fully developed numerical applications.This book is intended for practicing engineers as well as for students of that field. Engineers will find a valuable and concise reference which complements the standards and other engineering tools for their daily tasks. Students will use it as a textbook on reinforced concrete structures presented in an original and easy-to-use format.
This book examines the corrosion of reinforced concrete from a practical point of view, highlights protective design and repair procedures, and presents ongoing maintenance protocols. Updated throughout, this new edition adds additional information on concrete repair using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP), and reviews new examples of the effects of corrosion on both prestressed and reinforced concrete structures. It also examines economic analysis procedures and the probability of structural failures to define structural risk assessment, and covers precautions and recommendations for protecting reinforced concrete structures from corrosion based on the latest codes and specifications.
This book introduces practising engineers and post-graduate students to modern approaches to seismic design, with a particular focus on reinforced concrete structures, earthquake resistant design of new buildings and assessment, repair and strengthening of existing buildings.