Bollettino n. 51

Structural Concrete.

Textbook on behavior, design and performance

Second edition. Volume 1



1. Design of concrete structures

Introduction sequence of activities in the design process Activities and strategies during the various stages Modelling

2. Conceptual design

Introduction What is conceptual design? How is conceptual design carried out? Some good examples of conceptual design Strengths and weaknesses of current structural engineering and their relationship to conceptual design Final remark

3. Materials

3.1 Concrete

Classification Composition and properties in fresh state Structures of concrete Strength and deformation under short term loading Effects of time on strength and deformations (incl. modulus of elasticity, shrinkage, creep, fatigue) Effects of temperature on strength and deformation Material properties influencing concrete durability (freezing and thawing, abrasion resistance, penetration of chlorides, carbonation, acid attack, sulfate attack, alkali-silicate and alkali-carbonate reactions) Lifetime prediction Self-compacting concrete Architectural concrete Ligthweigth concrete Fibre reinforced concrete Ultra high performance concrete

3.2 Reinforcement

Production of steel Essential properties of reinforced steel Classification of reinforced steel Essential properties of prestressing steel Classification of prestressing steel Special products with improved corrosion resistance Prestressing systems and anchorages Connections of reinforcing steel Industrialisation of reinforcement

3.3 Composite behavior

Composite behavior of uncracked state Bond behaviuor and models Tension stiffening Moment-curvature relationship Confining action of reinforcement Biaxial behavior of cracked reinforced concrete