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Reinforced Concrete Slabs
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Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of reinforced concrete slabs-from leading authorities in the field.

Offering an essential background for a thorough understanding of building code requirements and design procedures for slabs, Reinforced Concrete Slabs, Second Edition provides a full treatment of today's approaches to reinforced concrete slab analysis and design.

Now brought up to date with a wealth of new material on computer optimization, the equivalent frame method, lateral load analysis, and other current topics, the new edition of this classic text begins with a general discussion of slab analysis and design, followed by an exploration of key methods (equivalent frame, direct design, and strip methods) and theories (elastic, lower bound, and yield line theories). Later chapters discuss other important issues, including shear strength, serviceability, membrane action, and fire resistance.

Comprehensive and accessible, Reinforced Concrete Slabs, Second Edition appeals to a broad range of readers-from senior and graduate students in civil and architectural engineering to practicing structural engineers, architects, contractors, construction engineers, and consultants.

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Table of Contents

Basis of Elastic Theory Analysis. Results of Elastic Theory Analysis. Background of 1971 and 1995 ACI Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete Slab Design. General Lower Bound Limit Analysis and Design. Design by the Strip Method and Other Equilibrium Methods. Basis of Yield Line Theory. Design by Yield Line Theory. Serviceability of Slabs. Shear Strength of Slabs. Prestressed Concrete Slabs. Membrane Action in Slabs. Fire Resistance of Reinforced Concrete Slabs. Index.

About the Author

ROBERT PARK, PhD, is former Deputy Vice Chancellor and Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. WILLIAM L. GAMBLE, PhD, is Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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