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It is generally recognized that mere training in special design skills and codified procedures is inadequate for successful professional practice. As new research becomes available and new design methods are continually introduced, these procedures are subject to frequent changes.

To understand and keep abreast of these rapid develop ments and to engage safely in innovative design, the engineer needs a thorough grounding in the basic performance of concrete and steel as structural materials, and in the behavior of reinforced concrete members and structures.

On the other hand, the main business of the structural engineer is to design structures safely, economically, and efficiently. Consequently, with this basic understanding as a firm foundation, familiarity with current design procedures is essential. This edition, like the preceding ones, addresses both needs.

The text not only presents the basic mechanics of structural concrete and methods for the design of individual members for bending, shear, torsion, and axial forces, but also provides much detail pertaining to applications in the various types of structural systems, including an extensive presentation of slabs, footings, foundations, and retaining walls.

The important topic of joint design is included. The chapter on flexural design has been expanded to improve the presentation of both the basic material and the example problems, coverage of seismic design is updated, and an introduction to prestressed concrete is included, as in previous editions.

There have been a number of significant changes in the ACI Building Code, which governs design practice in most of the United States and serves as a model code in many other countries as well.

Among these are a reorganization of the provisions for both slender column and earthquake design, the former with some simplification compared to earlier Codes and the latter with some important additions, and the addition of headed studs for use as shear reinforcement in two-way slabs and headed deformed bars as another option for use in anchoring reinforcement.

A feature of the text is the comprehensive presentation of all aspects of slab design. A chapter covering one-way and two-way edge-supported and column-supported slabs, including the new Code material on headed studs, is followed by chapters on slab analysis and design based on the theory of plasticity covering, respectively, the yield line method for analysis and the strip method for design of slabs, both particularly useful for innovative structures.

A special strength of the text is the analysis chapter, which includes load combinations for use in design, a description of envelope curves for moment and shear, guidelines for proportioning members under both gravity and lateral loads, and procedures for developing preliminary designs of reinforced concrete structures.

Most present-day design is carried out using computer programs, either generalpurpose, commercially available software or individual programs written for special needs. Step-by-step procedures are given throughout the book to guide the student and engineer through the increasingly complex methodology of current design, with the emphasis on understanding the design process.

Once mastered, these procedures are easily converted into flowcharts to aid in programming. References are given, where appropriate to the more widely used commercial programs. The text will be found suitable for either a one or two-semester course in the design of concrete structures. If the curriculum permits only a single course probably taught in the fourth undergraduate year , the following will provide a good basis: the introduction and treatment of materials found in Chapters 1 and 2, respectively, the material on flexure, shear, and anchorage in Chapters 3.

Chapter 8 on short columns, and the introduction to one and two-way slabs found in the first four sections of Chapter Time may or may not permit classroom coverage of frame analysis or building systems, Chapter 12 and 18, but these could well be assigned as independent reading, concurrent with the earlier work of the course.

The authors have found that this is an excellent opportunity to provide students with a more general understanding of reinforced concrete structural design, often beginning with Chapters 12 and 18 and followed by the increasingly important topics of torsion, Chapter 7: slender columns, Chapter 9, the strut-and-tie method, Chapter 10, and the design and detailing of joints, Chapter It should also offer an opportunity for a much expanded study of slabs, including the remaining sec tions of Chapter Other topics appropriate to a second course include foundations and retaining walls Chapters 16 and 17, and the introduction to seismic design in Chapter Prestressed concrete is sufficiently important to justify a separate course.

If time constraints do mot permit this, Chapter 19 provides an introduction and can be used as the text for a one-credit hour course, At the end of each chapter, the user will find extensive reference lists, which provide an entry into the literature for those wishing to increase their knowledge through independent study.

A word must be said about units. In the United States, regrettably, the transition from U. Customary System units to the metric system has proceeded very slowly, and in many quarters not at all. Appendix B gives the SI equivalents of inch-pound units. A brief historical note may be of interest. This book is the fourteenth edition of a textbook originated in by Leonard C. Urquhart and Charles E. Over its remarkable year history, new editions have kept pace with research, improved materials, and new methods of analysis and design.

The second third, and fourth editions firmly established the work as a leading text for elementary courses in the subject area. Professor George Winter, also of Cornell, collaborated with Urquhart in preparing the fifth and sixth editions, Winter and the present senior author were responsible for the seventh eighth, and ninth editions, which substantially expanded both the scope and the depth of the presentation.

Professors Nilson and Darwin were joined by Professor Charles Dolan of the University of Wyoming beginning with the thirteenth edition. All three have been deeply involved in research and teaching in the fields of reinforced and prestressed concrete, as well as professional Code-writing committees, and have spent significant time in professional practice, invaluable in developing the perspective and structural judgement that sets this book apart.

Special thanks are due to reviewers and former students for their many helpful comments and suggestions for this and previous editions.

Emerson, Oklahoma State University, A. Fafitis, Arizona State University: R. We gladly acknowledge our indebtedness to the original authors. We acknowledge with particular gratitude the influence of Professor George Winter in developing a point of view that has shaped the work in the chapters that follow. Arthur H. An ebook can save students about half the cost of a traditional textbook and offers unique features like a powerful search engine, highlighting.

McGraw-Hill offers two ebook options purchasing a downloadable book from VitalSource or a subscription to the book from CourseSmart. To talk about the cbook. From Back Cover: The fourteenth edition of the classic text. This new edition has the same dual objectives as the previous editions: first to establish a firm understanding of the behavior of structural concrete, then to develop proficiency in the methods used in current design practice.

Design of Concrete Structures covers the behavior and design aspects of concrete and provides updated examples and homework problems. New material on slender columns seismic design, anchorage using headed deformed bars, and reinforcing slabs for shear using headed studs has been added. The notation has been thoroughly updated to match changes in the ACI Code.

The text also presents the basic mechanics of structural concrete and methods for the design of individual members for bending, shear, torsion, and axial force, and provides detail on the various types of structural systems applications, including an extensive presentation of slabs, footings foundations, and retaining walls. Book Details:.

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