Coverage for each subject progresses from theory (why
things are done) based on mechanics, to the derivation of the design
method, to practical design requirements, to worked-out examples.
Presents the various topics -- flexure, shear,
columns, etc. -- at two levels:
- Begins each topic with the basics.
- Moves to more advanced topics not usually found in
American texts -- e.g., unsymmetrical beams and columns, strain
compatibility solutions of beams, P - D analyses of frames,
and the design of deep beams and column-beam joints.
Features 92 examples -- each worked out completely
from first principles (at least once) and in the same step-by-
step order. Examples:
- Begin with guidance on how to select trial sections and
end with a drawing of the reinforcement.
- Illustrate the effects of unequal spans and other situation
normally encountered in design -- but not in textbooks.
- Increase in complexity within each chapter.
Contains an abundance of line drawings and photographs.
Presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct
application of the laws of statics and the behavior of reinforced
Emphasizes that a successful design not only satisfies
the design equations, but also is capable of being built at a reasonable
Presents the theory of shear and torsion based on truss
models that emphasize important aspects of member behavior.
Includes complete treatment of column interaction diagrams.
Contains a comprehensive set of design aids (Appendix
Includes 117 chapter-end problems, some asking for
a verbal answer to explain some aspect of the mechanics of the problem.