Engineering Materials

Compressive Force-Path Method

Unified Ultimate Limit-State Design of Concrete Structures

Authors: Kotsovos, Michael D

  • Describes a method suitable not only for designing new earthquake-resistant RC structures but also for the structural assessment and redesign/upgrading of existing RC structures
  • Clearly explains the concepts underlying the method and its application to all common structural elements
  • Presents evidence of the validity of the method plus design examples and comparisons with current code specifications
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About this Textbook

This book presents a method which simplifies and unifies the design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures and is applicable to any structural element under both normal and seismic loading conditions. The proposed method has a sound theoretical basis and is expressed in a unified form applicable to all structural members, as well as their connections. It is applied in practice through the use of simple failure criteria derived from first principles without the need for calibration through the use of experimental data. The method is capable of predicting not only load-carrying capacity but also the locations and modes of failure, as well as safeguarding the structural performance code requirements.
In this book, the concepts underlying the method are first presented for the case of simply supported RC beams. The application of the method is progressively extended so as to cover all common structural elements. For each structural element considered, evidence of the validity of the proposed method is presented together with design examples and comparisons with current code specifications. The method has been found to produce design solutions which satisfy the seismic performance requirements of current codes in all cases investigated to date, including structural members such as beams, columns, and walls, beam-to-beam or column-to-column connections, and beam-to-column joints.

About the authors

Michael D. Kotsovos is full professor of Civil and Building Engineering, and Director of the Laboratory of Reinforced Concrete Structures at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Reappraisal of Concepts Underlying Reinforced-Concrete Design

    Kotsovos, Michael D.

    Pages 1-21

  • The Concept of the Compressive-Force Path

    Kotsovos, Michael D.

    Pages 23-40

  • Modelling of Simply-Supported Beams

    Kotsovos, Michael D.

    Pages 41-66

  • Design of Simply Supported Beams

    Kotsovos, Michael D.

    Pages 67-81

  • Design for Punching of Flat Slabs

    Kotsovos, Michael D.

    Pages 83-107

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eBook $54.99
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Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-00487-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compressive Force-Path Method
Book Subtitle
Unified Ultimate Limit-State Design of Concrete Structures
Authors
Series Title
Engineering Materials
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00488-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00488-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00487-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34542-0
Series ISSN
1612-1317
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 221
Number of Illustrations and Tables
191 b/w illustrations
Topics