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Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design: Fundamentals Book by Antoine E. Naaman


Prestressed concrete is one of the most reliable, durable, and widely used construction materials in building and bridge projects around the world. It has made significant contributions to the construction industry, the precast manufacturing industry, and the cement industry as a whole. It has led to an enormous array of structural applications, including buildings, bridges, nuclear power vessels, TV towers, and offshore drilling platforms.

This second edition of ”Prestressed Concrete Analysis and Design: Fundamentals” is completely updated and expanded. It is written for advanced students, professional engineers, and researchers. It is meant as a thorough teaching text, a comprehensive source of information, and a basic reference. It emphasizes the fundamental concepts of analysis and design of prestressed concrete structures, providing the user with the essential knowledge and tools to deal with everyday design problems, while encouraging the necessary critical thinking to tackle more complex problems with confidence.

This book:

  • Integrates the provisions of the 2002 ACI building code in text and examples
  • Offers an extensive treatment of bridge analysis and design according to the AASHTO LRFD specifications (1998-2002 interim)
  • Covers shear and torsion according to the 2002 ACI code and the compression field theory adopted in the AASHTO LRFD specifications
  • Presents a new chapter on strut-and-tie modeling
  • Covers slenderness effects in prestressed concrete columns, and provides load-moment interaction diagrams for prestressed columns and poles
  • Offers a comprehensive treatment of two-way slab systems
  • Covers the accurate time-step procedure to compute prestress losses and long-term deflections
  • Presents a unique treatment of prestressed tensile members by optimum design
  • Offers a rigorous treatment of prestressed continuous beams
  • Offers an extensive treatment of prestressed composite beams
  • Offers a rigorous treatment of fundamentals as applied to serviceability and ultimate strength limit states for bending, shear, compression and tension members
  • Presents essential constitutive models for prestressing materials
  • Presents a large number of logical design flow charts and design examples
  • Contains close to five hundred illustrations and photographs
  • Contains sufficient material for a two-semester course on the subject
  • Contains a large number of examples, an extensive updated bibliography, and an appendix with answers to study problems
  • Uses consistent notation and consistent sign convention
  • Uses dual units (US and SI) throughout for key equations and reference data


Chapter 1. Principle and Methods of Prestressing
Chapter 2. Prestressing Materials: Steel and Concrete
Chapter 3. The Philosophy of Design
Chapter 4. Flexure: Working Stress Analysis and Design
Chapter 5. Flexure: Ultimate Strength Analysis and Design
Chapter 6. Design for Shear and Torsion
Chapter 7. Deflection Computation and Control
Chapter 8. Computation of Prestress Losses
Chapter 9. Analysis and Design of Composite Beams
Chapter 10. Continuous Beams and Indeterminate Structures
Chapter 11. Prestressed Concrete Slabs
Chapter 12. Analysis and Design of Tensile Members
Chapter 13. Analysis and Design of Compression Members
Chapter 14. Prestressed Concrete Bridges
Chapter 15. Strut-and-Tie Modeling
Appendix A
List of Symbols
Appendix B
Unit Conversions
Appendix C
Typical Post-Tensioning Systems
Appendix D
Answers to Selected Problems
Appendix E
Typical Precast / Prestressed Beams

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