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PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jan 9, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 560 pages
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Intended as a companion volume to the author's Limit State Design of Reinforced Concrete (published by Prentice-Hall of India), the Second Edition of this comprehensive and systematically organized text builds on the strength of the first edition, continuing to provide a clear and masterly exposition of the fundamentals of the theory of concrete design. The text meets the twin objective of catering to the needs of the postgraduate students of Civil Engineering and the needs of the practising civil engineers as it focuses also on the practices followed by the industry. This text, along with Limit State Design, covers the entire design practice of revised Code IS456 (2000). In addition, it analyzes the procedures specified in many other BIS codes such as those on winds, earthquakes, and ductile detailing. What's New to This Edition Chapter 18 on Earthquake Forces and Structural Response of framed buildings has been completely revised and updated so as to conform to the latest I.S. Codes 1893 (2002) entitled Criteria for Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures (Part I - Fifth Revision). Chapters 19 and 21 which too deal with earthquake design have been revised. A Summary of elementary design of reinforced concrete members is added as Appendix. Valuable tables and charts are presented to help students and practising designers to arrive at a speedy estimate of the steel requirements in slabs, beams, columns and footings of ordinary buildings.

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P. C. VARGHESE, M.S., M.Engg. (Harvard), PhD, had his postgraduate education first in soil mechanics at the Harvard University, the USA (under Professor Terzaghi and Professor Casagrande) and also later in reinforced concrete at the Imperial College, London (under Professor A.L.L. Baker). He was among the founding faculty member of IIT Kharagpur, IIT Madras and University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka). An honorary Professor at Anna University, Chennai, he was formerly, Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Madras. He also worked as UNESCO Chief Technical Advisor, University of Moratuwa, Colombo. He has been consultant to various projects in India and abroad. Besides, he has worked as Assistant Soil Specialist at Hirakud Dam (Orissa) during the laying of the foundations and as Construction Engineer while he was a member of the staff of the Civil Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur. A distinguished teacher and well-known Consultant, Professor Varghese is an established author.

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