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Design of Concrete Structures with Stress Fields

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction and Theoretical Basis

    • A. Muttoni, J. Schwartz, B. Thürlimann
    Pages 1-16
  3. Stress Fields for Simple Structures

    • A. Muttoni, J. Schwartz, B. Thürlimann
    Pages 17-80
  4. Material Strengths and other Properties

    • A. Muttoni, J. Schwartz, B. Thürlimann
    Pages 81-100
  5. Additional Considerations for the Development of Stress Fields

    • A. Muttoni, J. Schwartz, B. Thürlimann
    Pages 101-122
  6. Plane Stress, Plate and Shell Elements

    • A. Muttoni, J. Schwartz, B. Thürlimann
    Pages 123-133
  7. Outlook: Computer Programs

    • A. Muttoni, J. Schwartz, B. Thürlimann
    Pages 134-135
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 137-143

About this book

17 2 STRESS FIELDS FOR SIMPLE STRUCTURES 2. 1 INTRODUCTION In this chapter the behavior and strength of simple structures made of rein­ forced or prestressed concrete is investigated with the aid of stress fields. In particular, the webs and flanges of beams, simple walls, brackets, bracing beams and joints of frames are investigated. By this means, the majority of design cases are already covered. In reality, all structural components are three-dimensional. Here, however, components are considered either directly as two-dimensional plate elements (i. e. the plane stress condition with no variation of stress over the thickness of the element) or they are subdivided into several plates. Since two-dimensional structural elements are statically redundant, it is pOSSible for a particular loading to be in equilibrium with many (theoretically an infinite number of) stress states. If the lower bound method of the theory of plasticity is employed, then an admissible stress field or any combination of such stress fields may be selected. In chapter 4 it is shown that this method is suitable for the design of reinforced concrete structures, and the consequence of the choice of the final structural system on the structural behavior is dealt with in detail. The first cases of the use of this method date back to Ritter [6] and Morsch [4], who already at the beginning of the century investigated the resultants of the internal stresses by means of truss models.

Keywords

  • Fundament
  • Torsion
  • beam
  • concrete
  • development
  • prestressed concrete
  • reinforced concrete
  • structure
  • theory of plasticity

Authors and Affiliations

  • Grignoli & Muttoni, Lugano, Schweiz

    A. Muttoni

  • Ing.-bureau Frey & Schwartz, Zug, Schweiz

    J. Schwartz

  • Egg, Schweiz

    B. Thürlimann

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Design of Concrete Structures with Stress Fields

  • Authors: A. Muttoni, J. Schwartz, B. Thürlimann

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-9047-2

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Birkhäuser Verlag 1997

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-7643-5491-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-0348-9885-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-0348-9047-2

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 146

  • Topics: Building Construction and Design, Technology and Engineering, Solid Mechanics

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Softcover Book
USD 89.99
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