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Unified Theory of Reinforced Concrete : New Directions in Civil Engineering - Thomas T. C. Hsu

Unified Theory of Reinforced Concrete

New Directions in Civil Engineering

Hardcover Published: 10th December 1992
ISBN: 9780849386138
Number Of Pages: 336

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Reinforced concrete structures are subjected to a complex variety of stresses and strains. The four basic actions are bending, axial load, shear, and torsion. Presently, there is no single comprehensive theory for reinforced concrete structural behavior that addresses all of these basic actions and their interactions. Furthermore, there is little consistency among countries around the world in their building codes, especially in the specifications for shear and torsion.
Unified Theory of Reinforced Concrete addresses this serious problem by integrating available information with new research data, developing one unified theory of reinforced concrete behavior that embraces and accounts for all four basic actions and their combinations. The theory is presented in a systematic manner, elucidating its five component models from a pedagogical and historical perspective while emphasizing the fundamental principles of equilibrium, compatibility, and the constitutive laws of materials. The significance of relationships between models and their intrinsic consistencies are emphasized. This theory can serve as the foundation on which to build a universal design code that can be adopted internationally. In addition to frames, the book explains the fundamental concept of the design of wall-type and shell-type structures.
Unified Theory of Reinforced Concrete will be an important reference for all engineers involved in the design of concrete structures. The book can also serve well as a text for a graduate course in structural engineering.

The RC Unified Theory and Seismic Analysis
Overviewp. 1
Structural Engineeringp. 2
Five Component Models of the Unified Theoryp. 5
Organization of Book Contentp. 11
Struts-and-Ties Modelp. 12
Bernoulli Compatibility Truss Model
Bending of Reinforced Concrete Membersp. 21
Linear Bending Theoryp. 25
Nonlinear Bending Theoryp. 40
Combined Bending and Axial Loadp. 63
Equilibrium (Plasticity) Truss Model
Basic Equilibrium Equationsp. 75
Interaction Relationshipsp. 89
Analysis of Beamsp. 103
Applications in CEB-FIP Model Codep. 110
Comments on Equilibrium (Plasticity) Truss Modelp. 121
Stresses in Membrane Elements
Stress Transformationp. 123
Stress Transformation in Terms of Principal Stressesp. 131
Equilibrium of Reinforced Concrete Membrane Elementsp. 136
Plasticity Truss Model for Membrane Elementsp. 143
Strains in Membrane Elements
Strain Transformationp. 149
Strain Transformation in Terms of Principal Strainsp. 155
Design Based on Crack Controlp. 160
Cracking Condition at Yielding of Steelp. 164
Mohr Compatibility Truss Model
Membrane Elementsp. 167
Beams Under Uniformly Distributed Loadp. 179
Softened Truss Model for Membrane Elements
Basic Equations for Membrane Elementsp. 193
Constitutive Laws in Membrane Elementsp. 196
Solution of Equations for Membrane Elementsp. 219
Membrane Elements Under Proportional Loadingsp. 234
Failure Modes of Membrane Elementsp. 249
Softened Truss Model for Torsion
Equilibrium Equationsp. 257
Compatibility Equationsp. 259
Constitutive Relationships for Concretep. 263
Governing Equations for Torsionp. 270
Design for Torsionp. 285
Referencesp. 301
Indexp. 305
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ISBN: 9780849386138
ISBN-10: 0849386136
Series: New Directions in Civil Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 10th December 1992
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82
Edition Number: 1

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