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Simplified Design of Concrete Structures, 8th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-04414-8
448 pages
January 2007
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For over sixty years, the primary source for design of concrete structures--now revised and updated


Simplified Design of Concrete Structures, Eighth Edition covers all the latest, commonly used concrete systems, practices, and research in the field, reinforced with examples of practical designs and general building structural systems. Updated to conform to current building codes, design practices, and industry standards.

Simplified Design of Concrete Structures, Eighth Edition is a reliable, easy-to-use handbook that examines a wide range of concrete structures, building types, and construction details. It includes a wealth of illustrations, expanded text examples, exercise problems, and a helpful glossary. Highlights of this outstanding tool include:
* Its use of the current American Concrete Institute Building Code for 2005 (ACI 318) and the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) method of structural design
* Fundamental and real-world coverage of concrete structures that assumes no previous experience
* Valuable study aids such as exercise problems, questions, and word lists enhance usability
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Eighth Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Chapter 1. Structural Use of Concrete.

Chapter 2. Considerations for Production to Concrete.

Chapter 3. General Requirements for Reinforced Concrete Structures.

Chapter 4. Investigation and Design of Reinforced Concrete.

Chapter 5. Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD).

Chapter 6. Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members.

Chapter 7. Shear in Concrete Structures.

Chapter 8. Anchorage and Development of Reinforcement.

Chapter 9. Flat-Spanning Concrete Systems.

Chapter 10. Concrete Columns.

Column and Beam Frames.

Chapter 12. Concrete Walls.

Chapter 13. Foundations.

Chapter 14. Miscellaneous Concrete Structures.

Chapter 15. General Considerations for Building Structures.

Chapter 16. Building Structures: Design Examples.

Glossary.

Study Aids.

Answers to Exercise Problems.

References.

Index.

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Author Information

JAMES AMBROSE is Editor of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides. He practiced as an architect in California and Illinois, and as a structural engineer in Illinois. He was also a professor of architecture at the University of Southern California.

PATRICK TRIPENY is an Associate Professor at the University of Utah's Graduate School of Architecture.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Covers the basics as well as practical design examples
  • Fundamental and real-world coverage of concrete structures that assumes no previous experience
  • Examines a wide range of concrete structures, building types and construction details
  • Includes numerous illustrations, text examples and exercise problems with answers provided, plus a general question and answer section and a glossary
  • Part of the Parker/Ambrose Series of Simplified Design Guides.  This series has been providing students with simple, concise solutions to common structural and environmental design problems for more than seven decades
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Reviews

"Updated to reflect current building codes, design practices, and industry standards, this accessible text for students of building design covers today's most commonly used concrete structures. Concise descriptions of the design of various structural elements are accompanied by illustrative examples and problems to be solved by the reader." (Book News, February 2008)
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