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Structural Concrete
Theory and Design
Fourth edition
by M. Nadim Hassoun

Structural Concrete brings this text fully up to date while maintaining its acclaimed easy-to-follow, logical approach.

Structural Concrete 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


  • Structural Concrete
  • Historical Background
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Reinforced Concrete
  • Codes of Practice
  • Design Philosophy and Concepts
  • Units of Measurement
  • Loads
  • Safety Provisions
  • Structural Concrete Elements
  • Structural Concrete Design
  • Accuracy of Calculations
  • Concrete High-Rise Buildings

1. Properties of Reinforced Concrete

  • Factors Affecting the Strength of Concrete
  • Compressive Strength
  • Stress-Strain Curves of Concrete
  • Tensile Strength of Concrete
  • Flexural Strength (Modulus of Rupture) of Concrete
  • Shear Strength
  • Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete
  • Poisson’s Ratio
  • Shear Modulus
  • Modular Ratio
  • Volume Changes of Concrete
  • Creep
  • Models for Predicting the Shrinkage and Creep of Concrete
  • Unit Weight of Concrete
  • Fire Resistance
  • High-Performance Concrete
  • Lightweight Concrete
  • Fibrous Concrete
  • Steel Reinforcement

2. Flexural Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams

  • Assumptions
  • Behavior of Simply Supported Reinforced Concrete Beam Loaded to Failure
  • Types of Flexural Failure and Strain Limits
  • Load Factors
  • Strength-Reduction Factor
  • Significance of Analysis and Design Expressions
  • Equivalent Compressive Stress Distribution
  • Singly Reinforced Rectangular Section in Bending
  • Lower Limit or Minimum Percentage of Steel
  • Adequacy of Sections
  • Bundled Bars
  • Sections in the Transition Region
  • Rectangular Sections with Compression Reinforcement
  • Analysis of T- and I-Sections
  • Dimensions of Isolated T-Shaped Sections
  • Inverted L-Shaped Sections
  • Sections of Other Shapes
  • Analysis of Sections Using Tables
  • Additional Examples
  • Examples Using SI Units

3. Flexural Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams

  • Rectangular Sections with Reinforcement Only
  • Spacing of Reinforcement and Concrete Cover
  • Rectangular Sections with Compression Reinforcement
  • Design of T-Sections
  • Additional Examples
  • Examples Using SI Units

4. Alternative Design Methods

  • Load Factors
  • Strength-Reduction Factor
  • Rectangular Sections with Tension Reinforcement
  • Rectangular Sections with Compression Reinforcement
  • Design of T-Sections
  • Strut and Tie Method

5. Deflection and Control of Cracking

  • Deflection of Structural Concrete Members
  • Instantaneous Deflection
  • Long-Time Deflection
  • Allowable Deflection
  • Deflection Due to Combinations of Loads
  • Cracks in Flexural Members
  • ACI Code Requirements

6. Development Length of Reinforcing Bars

  • Development of Bond Stresses
  • Development Length in Tension
  • Development Length in Compression
  • Summary of the Computation of ld in Tension
  • Critical Sections in Flexural Members
  • Standard Hooks (ACI Code, Sections 12.5 and 7.1)
  • Splices of Reinforcement
  • Moment-Resistance Diagram (Bar Cutoff Points)

7. Shear and Diagonal Tension

  • Shear Stresses in Concrete Beams
  • Behavior of Beams Without Shear Reinforcement
  • Moment Effect on Shear Strength
  • Beams with Shear Reinforcement
  • ACI Code Shear Design Requirements
  • Design of Vertical Stirrups
  • Design Summary
  • Shear Force Due to Live Loads
  • Shear Stresses in Members of Variable Depth
  • Deep Flexural Members
  • Examples Using SI Units

8. One-Way Slabs

  • Types of Slabs
  • Design of One-Way Solid Slabs
  • Design Limitations According to the ACI Code
  • Temperature and Shrinkage Reinforcement
  • Reinforcement Details
  • Distribution of Loads from One-Way Slabs to Supporting Beams
  • One-Way Joist Floor System

9. Axially Loaded Columns

  • Types of Columns
  • Behavior of Axially Loaded Columns
  • ACI Code Limitations
  • Spiral Reinforcement
  • Design Equations
  • Axial Tension
  • Long Columns

10. Members in Compression and Bending

  • Design Assumptions for Columns
  • Load-Moment Interaction Diagram
  • Safety Provisions
  • Balanced Condition-Rectangular Sections
  • Column Sections Under Eccentric Loading
  • Strength of Columns for Tension Failure
  • Strength of Columns for Compression Failure
  • Interaction Diagram Example
  • Rectangular Columns with Side Bars
  • Load Capacity of Circular Columns
  • Analysis and Design of Columns Using Charts
  • Design of Columns Under Eccentric Loading
  • Biaxial Bending
  • Circular Columns with Uniform Reinforcement Under Biaxial Bending
  • Square and Rectangular Columns Under Biaxial Bending
  • Parme Load Contour Method
  • Equation of Failure Surface
  • SI Examples

11. Slender Columns

  • Effective Column Length (Klu)
  • Effective Length Factor (K)
  • Member Stiffness (EI)
  • Limitation of the Slenderness Ratio (Klu /r)
  • Moment-Magnifier Design Method

12. Footings

  • Types of Footings
  • Distribution of Soil Pressure
  • Design Considerations
  • Plain Concrete Footings
  • Combined Footings
  • Footings Under Eccentric Column Loads
  • Footings Under Biaxial Moment
  • Slabs on Ground
  • Footings on Piles
  • SI Equations

13. Retaining Walls

  • Types of Retaining Walls
  • Forces on Retaining Walls
  • Active and Passive Soil Pressures
  • Effect of Surcharge
  • Friction on the Retaining Wall Base
  • Stability Against Overturning
  • Proportions of Retaining Walls
  • Design Requirements
  • Drainage
  • Basement Walls

14. Design for Torsion

15. Continuous Beams and Frames

16. Design of Two-Way Slabs

17. Stairs

18. Introduction to Prestressed Concrete

19. Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

20. Beams Curved in Plan


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Structural Concrete
Theory and Design
Fourth edition
by M. Nadim Hassoun

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