Finite-Element Design of Concrete Structures, 2nd edition

G.A. Rombach

Price: £ 86.00

ISBN: 9780727741899

Format: Hardbound

Publish Date: 05/10/2011

Publisher: ICE Publishing

Page Size: 234x156

Number of Pages: 374

Finite-Element Design of Concrete Structures, 2nd edition


Finite-element Design of Concrete Structures, Second edition, is the structural engineer’s essential practical guide to the computational design of concrete structures.

An increasing reliance on computer power means that now even simple structures are designed with the aid of computers. In this book, the author uses worked examples of real-life structures to address the dangers of a blind acceptance of computer outputs. Illustrating the difference between theory and practice, and the importance of practical knowledge of the behaviour of a structure, this book will help readers to eliminate errors in their calculations.

• Now covering all relevant structures – from simple beams to three dimensional building models – and compatible with Eurocode 2 Part 1, the second edition is a truly comprehensive guide.
• Numerous real-life worked examples show how to check numerical calculations and avoid errors in computational analysis.
• Prepared using commonly available systems, the worked examples can be checked and verified by readers using their own software.

Written for the practising structural engineer using computer software for the design of concrete structures, this book will also help students of structural engineering – and software developers – appreciate the importance of practical understanding in addition to computer power.


About the author

1.1. Introduction to FEM
1.2. General problems of numerical analysis of concrete structures

Truss and beam structures
2.1. Corners in frame structures – rigid regions
2.2. Beams with variable depth – inclined haunches
2.3. Beams with halving joints and openings
2.4. Soft supports – elastic bedding
2.5. Shear walls with large openings
2.6. Bracing of high-rise buildings
2.7. Design of hollow box girder bridges
2.8. Truss system – design of T-beam bridges
2.9. Support conditions
2.10. Dimensioning of reinforced beams
2.11. Material nonlinear analysis of truss and beam systems

Shear walls and deep beams
3.1. Estimation of stress resultants of deep beams
3.2. Modelling the support condition
3.3. Dimensioning of deep beams
3.4. Strut-and-tie models
3.5. Singularities

4.1. General
4.2. Meshing – size of elements
4.3. Material parameters – Poisson’s ratio
4.4. Support conditions for slabs
4.5. One-way slab
4.6. Slabs that can lift from the supports
4.7. Discontinuous line support
4.8. Concrete joist floors
4.9. Flat slabs
4.10. Foundation slabs
4.11. Skewed slabs
4.12. Singularities
4.13. Discretisation – generation of the element mesh
4.14. Dimensioning of spatial structures
4.15. Comparison with analytical methods and tables

Shell structures
5.1. Mesh generation
5.2. T-beams
5.3. Slab-on-beam structure
5.4. Composite structures
5.5. Singularities
5.6. Material nonlinear analysis of shells and massive members

Three-dimensional building models
6.1. General problems
6.2. FE modelling of a building
6.3. Design of a building
6.4. Portal frame bridge
6.5. Checking and documentation of FE analyses
6.6. The power of FE analysis
6.7. Summary and conclusions