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P. L. J. Domone, S. A. Jefferis ... 237 pages - Publication: Blackie Academic; (April, 2007) ...  Language: English - ASIN: B000PLXBOG ...

This book considers the properties of grouts, and how they may be formulated for different purposes, and application areas where the advantages of grouts have been assessed and ratified. Case studies illustrate benefits, problems and future potential. The book gathers together a substantial amount of information on grout properties, utilisation and practice which has hitherto been available in only fragmented or restricted form.

Jürgen Grünberg, Joachim Göhlmann, Konrad Bergmeister, Frank Fingerloos, Johann-Dietrich Wörner ... 242 pages - Publisher: Ernst&Sohn; 1st edition (November, 2013) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3433030413 - ISBN-13: 978-0750690188

The wind energy industry in Germany has an excellent global standing when it comes to the development and construction of wind turbines. Germany currently represents the world's largest market for wind energy. The ongoing development of ever more powerful wind turbines plus additional requirements for the design and construction of their offshore foundation structures exceeds the actual experiences gained so far in the various disciplines concerned. This book gives a comprehensive overview for planning and structural design analysis of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete wind turbine towers for both, onshore and offshore wind turbines. Wind turbines represent structures subjected to highly dynamic loading patterns. Therefore, for the design of loadbearing structures, fatigue effects - and not just maximum loads - are extremely important, in particular in the connections and joints of concrete and hybrid structures. There multi-axial stress conditions occure which so far are not covered by the design codes. The specific actions, the nonlinear behaviour and modeling for the structural analysis are explained. Design and verification with a focus on fatigue are adressed. The chapter Manufacturing includes hybrid structures, segmental construction of pre-stressed concrete towers and offshore wind turbine foundations.

Stefan Bernard ... 310 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (March, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415475899 - ISBN-13: 978-0415475891

Over the last twenty years we have witnessed a revolution in ground stabilization in both underground and above-ground applications, thanks largely to the widespread adoption of shotcrete as a medium for support. Shotcrete technology continues to evolve and improve as its utilization increases. From relatively obscure and sporadic beginnings, it has now become central to ground stabilization in mines and tunnels throughout advanced nations in the world, and is increasingly being used in developing nations. The reasons for this success are clear. Shotcrete offers unrivaled scope for adaptation to varying ground conditions when used for stabilization, and allows flexibility with respect to geometry when used in other applications. The absence of form work and the fact that it conforms to irregular substrates helps to reduce costs, and it can be installed very rapidly. In many situations shotcrete will prove the most economical means of stabilization or construction, and it is more durable than most alternatives. The combination of these factors has made shotcrete the material of first choice in most underground support applications and in an increasing number of above-ground applications. As utilization spreads, new and innovative approaches to construction with this material continue to arise. The engineering basis for analysis and design of shotcrete linings and structures has also improved. This volume includes a selection of papers describing recent developments in the evolving field of shotcrete technology, written by a wide range of authors from around the world. The subjects range from mining-related ground control requirements, testing and performance characterization, and durability, to nozzleman education and accreditation requirements. The result is a reference providing a useful compendium of recent developments which should appeal to shotcrete technologists and practitioners alike.

G. A. Rombach ... 350 pages - Publisher: ICE Publishing; 2nd edition (November, 2011) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0727741896 - ISBN-13: 978-0727741899

Numerical calculations based on the finite element design method have become a standard tool for the design of many structures. In this book, the author highlights that complex numerical calculations should not be used to compensate for any lack of practical knowledge of the behaviour of a structure. This new edition up to date with the increasingly complex finite element models and nonlinear material analysis being used in the field. The book focuses on and references Eurocode 2 throughout.

M. Nadim Hassoun, Akthem Al-Manaseer ... 936 pages - Publisher: Wiley; 4th edition (August, 2008) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470170948 - ISBN-13: 978-0470170946

New edition helps students make the bridge from concepts to problem-solving: The Fourth Edition of Structural Concrete: Theory and Design brings this text fully up to date while maintaining its acclaimed easy-to-follow, logical approach. Working with the text's numerous step-by-step examples, students quickly grasp the principles and techniques of analyzing and designing reinforced and prestressed concrete elements. Moreover, the authors' emphasis on a top quality, economical approach helps students design concrete structures and members with confidence. Fully updated and revised, the Fourth Edition features: Latest coverage reflecting the ACI 318-08 code + Seismic design chapter incorporates the latest of the International Building Code (IBC 2006) + AASHTO method for predicting concrete creep and shrinkage + New chapter dedicated to the design of curved beams + SI unit examples, equivalent conversion factors from customary units to SI units, and SI unit design tables.

Pu Xincheng ... 276 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (September, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 041551715X - ISBN-13: 978-0415517157

When produced correctly, concrete can be extremely strong, with high load-bearing capacity and superior durability. Another noteworthy property is the relatively low amount of energy and resources consumed during production. Super-High-Strength High Performance Concrete brings together the results of a major research project by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Doctoral Foundation of the Ministry of Education of China. This ten-year project explored the properties, performance, and potential of super-high-strength high performance (SHSHP) concrete.With a view towards improved production that optimizes the strength and durability of concrete, the book presents a host of topics on the cutting edge of concrete research.

These include: A new method for the specific strength analysis of the pozzolanic effect of active mineral admixtures +Analysis of the strength composition of SHSHP concrete +Optimization of raw materials and mix proportion parameters for strength and flowability +Analysis of the mechanical properties, deformation, and durability of SHSHP concrete +Methods for decreasing autogeneous shrinkage + Testing methods for SHSHP concrete. The book concludes with a consideration of the practical and economic benefits of these optimized concretes. A systematic study of the different aspects of this essential commodity as well as the future direction of concrete science and technology, this book is a valuable resource for material scientists and engineers engaged in developing better structures.

Joseph A. Daczko ... 304 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (February, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415590647 - ISBN-13: 978-0415590648

Self-consolidating concrete (SCC) is an innovative material used successfully throughout the world. It is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that can spread into place, fill the formwork, and encapsulate the reinforcement without any mechanical consolidation, improving the overall efficiency of a concrete construction project. SCC mixtures are highly fluid, yet their flowing properties can be adapted for a range of applications and allow practitioners to select and determine levels of filling ability, passing ability, and stability. Self-Consolidating Concrete: Applying What We Know discusses all aspects of SCC, including: Benefits and limitations + Raw material components + Mixture proportions  + Production and quality control + Placement and curing. Presenting a basis for consistently producing and applying SCC in a regular production environment, this book is written from the perspective of the concrete practitioner. It uses descriptions and case studies throughout, as examples of specific types of applications, to identify where the practitioner needs to focus attention. This book bridges the gap between research and practice. It links science with practical application, describing a number of projects and types of applications where SCC has been used successfully. It will be useful for new practitioners as well as for those already using SCC.

Hiroyuki Aoyama ... 300 pages - Publisher: World Scientific Publishing; (January, 2002) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1860942393 - ISBN-13: 978-1860942396 ...

This text presents the results of a Japanese national research project carried out in 1988-1993, usually referred to as the New RC Project. Developing advanced reinforced concrete building structures with high strength and high quality materials under its auspices, the project aimed to promote construction of high-rise reinforced concrete buildings in highly seismic areas such as Japan. The project covered all the aspects of reinforced concrete structures, namely materials, structural elements, structural design, construction and feasibility studies. In addition to presenting these results, the text includes two chapters giving an elementary explanation of modern analytical techniques - finite element analysis and earthquake response analysis.

John Newman, B. S. Choo ... 288 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (October, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0750651032 - ISBN-13: 978-0750651035 ...

Based on the Institute of Concrete Technology's advanced course, the Advanced Concrete Technology series is a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia, and industry have come together to produce this unique reference source. This first volume deals with the constituent materials of concrete. With worked examples, case studies and illustrations throughout, the book will be a key reference for the concrete specialist for years to come. Expert international authorship ensures the series is authoritative + Case studies and worked examples help the reader apply their knowledge to practice + Comprehensive coverage of the subject gives the reader all the necessary reference material.

John Newman, B. S. Choo ... 352 pages -Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (December, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0750651040 - ISBN-13: 978-0750651042

Based on the Institute of Concrete Technology's Advanced Concrete Technology Course, these four volumes are a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia and industry has been brought together to produce this unique series. Each volume deals with a different aspect of the subject: constituent materials, properties, processes and testing and quality. With worked examples, case studies and illustrations throughout, the books will be a key reference for the concrete specialist for years to come.

Liviu Crainic, Mihai Munteanu ... 260 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; (December, 2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415631866 - ISBN-13: 978-0415631860 ...

This book examines and presents essential aspects of the behavior, analysis, design and detailing of reinforced concrete buildings subjected to strong seismic activity. Seismic design is an extremely complex problem that has seen spectacular development in the last decades. The present volume tries to show how the principles and methods of earthquake engineering can be applied to seismic analysis and design of reinforced concrete buildings. The book starts with an up-to-date presentation of fundamental aspects of reinforced concrete behavior quantified through constitutive laws for monotonic and hysteretic loading. Basic concepts of post-elastic analysis like plastic hinge, plastic length, fiber models, and stable and unstable hysteretic behaviour are, accordingly, defined and commented upon. For a deeper understanding of seismic design philosophy and of static and dynamic post-elastic analysis, seismic behavior of different types of reinforced concrete structures (frames, walls) is examined in detail. Next, up-to-date methods for analysis and design are presented. The powerful concept of structural system is defined and systematically used to explain the response to seismic activity, as well as the procedures for analysis and detailing of common building structures. Several case studies are presented. The book is not code-oriented. The structural design codes are subject to constant reevaluation and updating. Rather than presenting code provisions, this book offers a coherent system of notions, concepts and methods, which facilitate understanding and application of any design code.

M. G. Alexander, S. Mindess ... 448 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (October, 2005) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0415258391 - ISBN-13: 978-0415258395 ...

Bringing together in one volume the latest research and information, this book provides a detailed guide to the selection and use of aggregates in concrete. After an introduction defining the purpose and role of aggregates in concrete, the authors present an overview of aggregate sources and production techniques, followed by a detailed study of their physical, mechanical and chemical properties. This knowledge is then applied to the use of aggregates in both plastic and hardened concretes, and in the overall mix design. Special aggregates and their applications are discussed in detail, as are the current main specifications, standards and tests.

James E. Amrhein, Max L. Porter ... 647 pages - Publisher: International Code Council (ICC); 7th edition (2012) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0940116162 - ISBN-13: 978-0940116160 ...

Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook, 7th Edition, is based on the requirements of the 2012 IBC. This book is useful to designers of reinforced masonry in eliminating repetitious and routine calculations. This handbook will increase the understanding and reduce the time required for masonry design. The techniques included in this publication have been reviewed by competent engineers who have found the results to be satisfactory and safe. Detailed explanations and applications of allowable stress design and strength design procedures are presented. More than 80 step-by step examples are provided, including a one-story building and a seven-story building. This book addresses essential information on: Materials Masonry Assemblage, Strengths and Properties Loads Distribution and Analysis for Lateral Forces Design of Structural Members by Allowable Stress Design (ASD) Design of Structural Members by Strength Design (SD) Details of Reinforcement and Construction Building Details Special Topics Formulas for Reinforced Masonry Design Retaining Walls This book is intended to assist the designer in understanding masonry design. Reinforced Masonry Engineering Handbook, 7th Edition provides hundreds of drawings to maximize your ability in the practice of masonry engineering.

Mehdi Setareh, R. Darvas ... 680 pages - Publisher: Springer; 2nd edition (August, 2016) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 3319241133 - ISBN-13: 978-3319241135 ...

This revised, fully updated second edition covers the analysis, design, and construction of reinforced concrete structures from a real-world perspective. It examines different reinforced concrete elements such as slabs, beams, columns, foundations, basement and retaining walls and pre-stressed concrete incorporating the most up-to-date edition of the American Concrete Institute Code (ACI 318-14) requirements for the design of concrete structures. It includes a chapter on metric system in reinforced concrete design and construction. A new chapter on the design of formworks has been added which is of great value to students in the construction engineering programs along with practicing engineers and architects. This second edition also includes a new appendix with color images illustrating various concrete construction practices, and well-designed buildings. The ACI 318-14 constitutes the most extensive reorganization of the code in the past 40 years. References to the various sections of the ACI 318-14 are provided throughout the book to facilitate its use by students and professionals. Aimed at architecture, building construction, and undergraduate engineering students, the scope of concepts in this volume emphasize simplified and practical methods in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete. This is distinct from advanced, graduate engineering texts, where treatment of the subject centers around the theoretical and mathematical aspects of design. As in the first edition, this book adopts a step-by-step approach to solving analysis and design problems in reinforced concrete. Using a highly graphical and interactive approach in its use of detailed images and self-experimentation exercises, “Concrete Structures, Second Edition,” is tailored to the most practical questions and fundamental concepts of design of structures in reinforced concrete. The text stands as an ideal learning resource for civil engineering, building construction, and architecture students as well as a valuable reference for concrete structural design professionals in practice.

David A. Fanella ... 75 pages - Publisher: Portland Cement Association; (2000) ... ASIN: B000QA8LKA by Amazon ...

This publication contains a comprehensive summary of the seismic detailing requirements contained in Chapter 21 of Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (318-05) and Commentary (318R-05), which is adopted by reference in the 2006 International Building Code. Numerous tables and figures explain and illustrate the provisions for buildings located in regions of moderate and high seismic risk including: flexural members of special moment frames, special moment frame members subjected to bending and axial load, joints of special moment frames and others.



Fernando Pacheco Torgal; J Labrincha; Cristina Leonelli; Angel Palomo Sánchez; P. Chindaprasirt ... 852 pages - Publisher: Woodhead Publishing; 1st edition (November, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1782422765 - ISBN-13: 978-1782422761 ...

This book provides an updated state-of-the-art review on new developments in alkali-activation. The main binder of concrete, Portland cement, represents almost 80% of the total CO2 emissions of concrete which are about 6 to 7% of the Planet’s total CO2 emissions. This is particularly serious in the current context of climate change and it could get even worse because the demand for Portland cement is expected to increase by almost 200% by 2050 from 2010 levels, reaching 6000 million tons/year. Alkali-activated binders represent an alternative to Portland cement having higher durability and a lower CO2 footprint. Reviews the chemistry, mix design, manufacture and properties of alkali-activated cement-based concrete binders + Considers performance in adverse environmental conditions. + Offers equal emphasis on the science behind the technology and its use in civil engineering.

    Thomas T. C. Hsu, Yi-Lung Mo - 518 pages - Publisher: Wiley; (June, 2010) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0470688742 - ISBN-13: 978-0470688748

    Unified Theory of Concrete Structures develops an integrated theory that encompasses the various stress states experienced by both RC & PC structures under the various loading conditions of bending, axial load, shear and torsion. Upon synthesis, the new rational theories replace the many empirical formulas currently in use for shear, torsion and membrane stress. The unified theory is divided into six model components: a) the struts-and-ties model, b) the equilibrium (plasticity) truss model, c) the Bernoulli compatibility truss model, d) the Mohr compatibility truss model, e) the softened truss model, and f) the softened membrane model. Hsu presents the six models as rational tools for the solution of the four basic types of stress, focusing on the significance of their intrinsic consistencies and their inter-relationships. Because of its inherent rationality, this unified theory of reinforced concrete can serve as the basis for the formulation of a universal and international design code. Includes an appendix and accompanying website hosting the authors’ finite element program SCS along with instructions and examples + Offers comprehensive coverage of content ranging from fundamentals of flexure, shear and torsion all the way to non-linear finite element analysis and design of wall-type structures under earthquake loading. + Authored by world-leading experts on torsion and shear.

    John Newman, B. S. Choo ... 320 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 1st edition (October, 2003) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0750651067 -ISBN-13: 978-0750651066 ...

    Based on the Institute of Concrete Technology's Advanced Concrete Technology Course, these four volumes are a comprehensive educational and reference resource for the concrete materials technologist. An expert international team of authors from research, academia and industry has been brought together to produce this unique series. Each volume deals with a different aspect of the subject: constituent materials, properties, processes and testing and quality. With worked examples, case studies and illustrations throughout, the books will be a key reference for the concrete specialist for years to come. Expert international authorship ensures the series is authoritative. +  Case studies and worked examples help the reader apply their knowledge to practice. + Comprehensive coverage of the subject gives the reader all the necessary reference material.

    Mohamed A. El-Reedy ... 327 pages - Publisher: CRC Press; 1st edition (June, 2009) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 1420088912 - ISBN-13: 978-1420088915 ...

    Advanced Materials and Techniques for Reinforced Concrete Structures  discusses how to create safety and economy in design, construction, and maintenance operations plans. The author presents up-to-date data on advanced materials and techniques, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of different structure systems in durability, reliability, construction, and architectural requirements. From China to Kuala Lumpur to Dubai to downtown New York, amazing buildings and unusual structures create attention with the uniqueness of their design. While attractive to developers and investors, the safe and economic design and construction of reinforced concrete buildings can sometimes be problematic. Highlighting the competitive nature of the business, the author delineates the statistical parameters that govern quality control in concrete construction projects, defining complicated statistical terms and the theoretical background needed for determining and meeting quality control criteria. He begins with a discussion of how to control the project to meet the owner’s requirements and includes coverage of the international codes for different loads that affect buildings. The book details traditional and emerging materials used in concrete technology such as high-strength, high-performance, and self-compacted concrete as well as those used in all construction stages for various climates. It concludes with a description of a risk-based maintenance plan for reinforced concrete structures. A guidebook and handbook, this resource provides the information required for decision-making on structure systems, materials, construction methods, and maintenance plans. Filled with case studies, it delineates practical applications and up-to-date methods for designing and constructing buildings that are aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.

    Zhenhai Guo ... 606 pages - Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; (August, 2014) ... Language: English - ISBN-10: 0128008598 - ISBN-13: 978-0128008591 ...

    Principle of Reinforced Concrete introduces the main properties of structural concrete and its mechanical behavior under various conditions as well as all aspects of the combined function of reinforcement and concrete. Based on the experimental investigation, the variation regularity of mechanical behavior, working mechanism, and calculation method are presented for the structural member under various internal forces. After examining the basic principle and analysis method of reinforced concrete, the book covers some extreme circumstances, including fatigue load, earthquake, explosion, high temperature (fire accident), and durability damage, and the special responses and analysis methods of its member under these conditions. This work is valuable as a textbook for post-graduates, and can be used as a reference for university teachers and under-graduates in the structural engineering field. It is also useful for structural engineers engaged in scientific research, design, or construction. + Focuses on the principles of reinforced concrete, providing professional and academic readers with a single volume reference. + Experimental data enables readers to make full use of the theory presented. + The mechanical behavior of both concrete and reinforcement materials, plus the combined function of both are covered, enabling readers to understand the behaviors of reinforced concrete structures and their members. + Covers behavior of the materials and members under normal and extreme conditions.

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