Reinforced Concrete

Prentice Hall
James G. MacGregor / F. Michael Bartlett  
Total pages
January 2000
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This text is intended primarily for third- or fourth-year Civil Engineering students at Canadian universities. It can also be used in graduate courses.

Thoroughly Canadianized, this text provides accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive coverage of Canadian engineering design and practice. The First Canadian Edition of Reinforced Concrete has been adapted from the U.S. third edition text to reflect the Canadian concrete design code: A23.3-94 Design of Concrete Structures issued by the Canadian Standards Association. With the exception of the CPCA Concrete Design Handbook, this is the first Canadian textbook that is compatible with the current Canadian design code. (The CPCA Handbook, while used in many Canadian engineering programs, is not considered an adequate learning tool for students). In our book, the theory and practice of reinforced concrete design is explained in a systematic and clear fashion-with an abundance of step-by-step worked examples, illustrations, and diagrams. The focus is on preparing students to make the many judgement decisions required in reinforced concrete design. Lead author James MacGregor is a renowned authority on reinforced concrete design. He has been a distinguished teacher and a member of various code committees in Canada.


  • NEW - Completely compatible with the current Canadian concrete design code, with specific references to the clauses in A23.3-94.
  • NEW - Metric units and SI number style throughout.
  • NEW - New chapter has been added on non-seismic shear walls (Chapter 19, Walls).
  • NEW - Prose summary has been added at the end of each chapter.
  • NEW - Special treatment of such topics as loadings, shear, and design for earthquake resistance.
  • Coverage for each subject progresses from theory based on mechanics, to the derivation of the design method, to practical design requirements, to worked-out examples.
  • Presents the various topics at the basic and advanced levels.
  • Loaded with worked examples-each worked out completely from first principles and in the same step-by-step order.
  • Visually enhanced with an abundance of line drawings.
  • Presents the theory of reinforced concrete as a direct application of the laws of statics and the behaviour of reinforced concrete.
  • Emphasizes how successful design satisfies not only the design equations, but can also be built cost effectively.
  • Presents the theory of shear and torsion basedon truss models that emphasize important aspects of member behaviour.
  • Includes complete treatment of column interaction diagrams.
  • Contains a comprehensive set of design aids in Appendix A.
  • Includes over 100 chapter-end problems, some requiring a verbal explanation of some aspect of the mechanics of the problem.
  • Includes coverage of: core testing and durability; shrinkage and creep (Ch. 3); composite concrete beams (Ch. 17); strut-and-tie models; dapped ends and T-beam flanges (Ch. 18)

Table of Contents

 1. Introduction.

 2. The Design Process.

 3. Materials.

 4. Flexure: Basic Concepts, Rectangular Beams.

 5. Flexure: T Beams, Beams with Compression Reinforcement, and Special Cases.

 6. Shear in Beams.

 7. Torsion.

 8. Development, Anchorage, and Splicing of Reinforcement.

 9. Serviceability.

10. Continuous Beams and One-Way Slabs.

11. Columns: Combined Axial Load and Bending.

12. Slender Columns.

13. Two-Way Slabs: Behaviour, Analysis, and Direct Design Method.

14. Two-Way Slabs: Elastic Frame Method.

15. Two-Way Slabs: Elastic, Yield Line, and Strip Method Analyses.

16. Footings.

17. Shear Friction, Horizontal Shear Transfer, and Composite Concrete Beams.

18. Discontinuity Regions, Deep Beams, Corbels, and Joints.

19. Walls.

20. Design for Earthquake Resistance.

Appendix A: Design Aids.

Appendix B: Notation.