Failures in Concrete Structures

Failures in Concrete Structures

This selection of the author's firsthand experience with incidents with RC and prestressed structures helps readers avoid the same errors--mistakes discovered at the design stage, or that led to failures or partial structure collapse.

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

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ISBN: 1138074233

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Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it s much cheaper to learn from someone else s mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided. The first and largest part of the book tells the stories of a number of cases where things have gone wrong with concrete structures. Each case is analyzed to identify its cause and how it might have been prevented. It then looks at how failures in structural modelling can lead to big problems if they are not identified before construction is undertaken. Beyond this it examines how contract arrangements can encourage or prevent problems in the designing and building processes. It concludes with an examination of the role research and development in preventing failures. By identifying the differences between shoddy economizations and genuine efficiency savings, this book offers savings in the short term which won t be at the expense of a structure s long-term performance. Invaluable reading if you re designing or building concrete structures and want to avoid problems which could be expensive or embarrassing further down the line. "
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Failures in Concrete Structures

Failures in Concrete Structures

Case Studies in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Robin Whittle. 150 Tie steel projecting into in situ topping Dry seat (no mortar bed) Precast soffit Prestressed slabs beam Links projecting 50 Bar under seat into in situ topping ...

Author: Robin Whittle

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415567015

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 151

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Some lessons are only learned from mistakes but, it’s much cheaper to learn from someone else’s mistakes than to have to do so from your own. Drawing on over fifty years of working with concrete structures, Robin Whittle examines the problems which he has seen occur and shows how they could have been avoided. The first and largest part of the book tells the stories of a number of cases where things have gone wrong with concrete structures. Each case is analyzed to identify its cause and how it might have been prevented. It then looks at how failures in structural modelling can lead to big problems if they are not identified before construction is undertaken. Beyond this it examines how contract arrangements can encourage or prevent problems in the designing and building processes. It concludes with an examination of the role research and development in preventing failures. By identifying the differences between shoddy economizations and genuine efficiency savings, this book offers savings in the short term which won’t be at the expense of a structure’s long-term performance. Invaluable reading if you’re designing or building concrete structures and want to avoid problems which could be expensive or embarrassing further down the line.
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Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes

Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes

Testing Concrete in Structures, 4th ed. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. ... Concrete Mix Design: Quality Control and Specification, 3rd ed. ... Failures in Concrete Structures: Case Studies of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures.

Author: Prab Bhatt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466552531

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 880

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This established and popular textbook has now been extensively rewritten and expanded in line with the current Eurocodes. It presents the principles of the design of concrete elements and also the design of complete structures, and provides practical illustrations of the theory. It explains the background to the Eurocode rules and goes beyond the c
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Case Studies of Rehabilitation Repair Retrofitting and Strengthening of Structures

Case Studies of Rehabilitation  Repair  Retrofitting  and Strengthening of Structures

Corrosion Damaged Concrete–Assessment and Repair, by P. Pullar-Strecker, Butterworth- Heinemann & CIRIA, UK, 1987. 121. Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Structures, edited by H. B ̈uhni, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2005. 122.

Author: Mourad M. Bakhoum

Publisher: IABSE

ISBN: 9783857481246

Category: Architecture

Page: 196

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Construction Failure

Construction Failure

... 6.3.1 Critical Details / 205 6.3.2 Failure Case Studies Involving Connections / 209 6.4 Corrosion / 228 6.5 References / 231 235 7 Reinforced Concrete Structures ( Cast - in - Place ) 7.1 Reinforced Concrete as a Structural Material ...

Author: Jacob Feld

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471574775

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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First published in 1968, Jacob Feld's Construction Failure has longbeen considered the classic text on the subject. Retaining all ofthe key components of Feld's comprehensive exploration of the rootcauses of failure, this Second Edition addresses a multitude ofimportant industry developments to bring this landmark work up todate for a new generation of engineers, architects, andstudents. In addition to detailed coverage of current design tools,techniques, materials, and construction methods, ConstructionFailure, Second Edition features an entire chapter on theburgeoning area of construction litigation, including a thoroughexamination of alternative dispute resolution techniques. Like theoriginal, this edition discusses technical and procedural failuresof many different types of structures, but is now supplemented withnew case studies to illustrate the dynamics of failure in actiontoday. Jacob Feld knew thirty years ago that in order to learn from ourmistakes, we must first acknowledge and understand them. With thisrevised volume, Kenneth Carper has ensured that Feld'snow-posthumous message will continue to be heard for years tocome. Jacob Feld's comprehensive work on failure analysis has now beenskillfully amended to address current design and constructiontools, materials, and practices. Building on the first edition'speerless examination of the causes and lessons of failure,Construction Failure, Second Edition provides you with expandedcoverage of: * Technical, procedural, structural, and nonstructural failures * Natural hazards, earthworks, soil and foundation problems, andmore * Reinforced, precast and prestressed concrete, steel, timber,masonry, and other materials * Responsibility and litigation concerns, dispute avoidance, andalternative dispute resolution techniques * Construction safety issues * Many different types of structures, including dams andbridges Construction Failure has as much to teach us today as it did thirtyyears ago. This revised volume is an essential resource for designengineers, architects, construction managers, lawyers, and studentsin all of these fields.
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Fatigue of concrete structures state of the art report

Fatigue of concrete structures state of the art report

Fatigue is well recognised in steel structures both during the design of The during reinforced the case structure service studies and ahd life. which prestressed during follow the Fatigue concrete show inspection in failure addition, ...

Author: FIB – International Federation for Structural Concrete

Publisher: FIB - International Federation for Structural Concrete

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Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 306

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Failure Analysis Case Studies II

Failure Analysis Case Studies II

... 1000 Ljubljana , Slovenia ( Received 26 August 1997 ) Abstract — This paper deals with the stress corrosion cracking of cold - drawn stress relieved prestressing wire in a prestressed reinforced - concrete structure due to the ...

Author: D.R.H. Jones

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080439594

Category: Science

Page: 466

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The first book of Failure Analysis Case Studies selected from volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the journal Engineering Failure Analysis was published by Elsevier Science in September 1998. The book has proved to be a sought-after and widely used source of reference material to help people avoid or analyse engineering failures, design and manufacture for greater safety and economy, and assess operating, maintenance and fitness-for-purpose procedures. In the last three years, Engineering Failure Analysis has continued to build on its early success as an essential medium for the publication of failure analysis cases studies and papers on the structure, properties and behaviour of engineering materials as applied to real problems in structures, components and design. Failure Analysis Case Studies II comprises 40 case studies describing the analysis of real engineering failures which have been selected from volumes 4, 5 and 6 of Engineering Failure Analysis. The case studies have been arranged in sections according to the specific type of failure mechanism involved. The failure mechanisms covered are overload, creep, brittle fracture, fatigue, environmental attack, environmentally assisted cracking and bearing failures. The book constitutes a reference set of real failure investigations which should be useful to professionals and students in most branches of engineering.
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Manual of Numerical Methods in Concrete

Manual of Numerical Methods in Concrete

McKaig , T. H. , Building failures case studies in construction and design . McGraw - Hill , New York , Toronto and London , 1963 , 261 pp . 1044. Feld , J. , Lessons from failures of concrete structures . American Concrete Institute ...

Author: M. Y. H. Bangash

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN: 0727729462

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 940

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Manual of numerical methods in concrete aims to present a unified approach for the available mathematical models of concrete, linking them to finite element analysis and to computer programs in which special provisions are made for concrete plasticity, cracking and crushing with and without concrete aggregate interlocking. Creep, temperature, and shrinkage formulations are included and geared to various concrete constitutive models.
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Comprehensive Structural Integrity

Comprehensive Structural Integrity

All exposed concrete structures are subject to deterioration, as illustrated by the case studies of cladding panels and ... can be gained by providing extra protection to the cover zone of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.

Author: Ian Milne

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080490731

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 5232

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The aim of this major reference work is to provide a first point of entry to the literature for the researchers in any field relating to structural integrity in the form of a definitive research/reference tool which links the various sub-disciplines that comprise the whole of structural integrity. Special emphasis will be given to the interaction between mechanics and materials and structural integrity applications. Because of the interdisciplinary and applied nature of the work, it will be of interest to mechanical engineers and materials scientists from both academic and industrial backgrounds including bioengineering, interface engineering and nanotechnology. The scope of this work encompasses, but is not restricted to: fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep, materials, dynamics, environmental degradation, numerical methods, failure mechanisms and damage mechanics, interfacial fracture and nano-technology, structural analysis, surface behaviour and heart valves. The structures under consideration include: pressure vessels and piping, off-shore structures, gas installations and pipelines, chemical plants, aircraft, railways, bridges, plates and shells, electronic circuits, interfaces, nanotechnology, artificial organs, biomaterial prostheses, cast structures, mining... and more. Case studies will form an integral part of the work.
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Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Part 1 : The infinitesimal case [ MC - ZW - 172 / 82 ] 04 P0593 N83-13932 CONCORDE AIRCRAFT Flying and design of aircraft ... 13 p2133 N83-24286 CONCRETE STRUCTURES Time - dependent deformation in segmental prestressed concrete bridges ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112104409468

Category: Aeronautics

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Categories: Aeronautics