Prestressed Concrete Structures


Dr. Pasala Dayaratnam


Dr. Pasala Sarah


Medtech Publishers

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Medtech Publishers

Publication Year 2018


ISBN-10 938647977X

Paper Back

Edition Seventh
Number of Pages 690 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 24.5x18.5x3.5
Weight (grms) 1176

The book is designed to serve as the first course for civil engineering students and a guide to design engineers. It is an outcome of more than 25 years of teaching of the subject to IIT Kanpur students and experience of field problems. Three basic methods of design, namely Working Stress Design (WSD), Limit State Design (LSD) and Ultimate Strength Design (USD) which are in practice are dealt with. The Limit State Design being the latest, very extensive presentation of the method applied to fully and partially prestressed concrete structures is made. An introduction to the probability failure analysis leading to the limit state concepts is illustrated along with some statistics of observations. Full and partial prestress designs based on the latest codes of practice are explained with a number of examples on variety of elements, such as beams, ties, columns, slabs, shells and bridges. Detailed design examples on minimum weight design of beams is presented to enable the students and designers to look for rational solutions. Cost analysis of components of materials and formwork in beams is illustrated. Some of the key features of the book are: 1. Discussion on limit state design of full and partial prestressed concrete beam. 2. Detailed examples of design of small to long span beams, water tanks, cylindrical shells, folded plates, domes and bridges are illustrated. 3. Latest codes of practice are incorporated and comparison of the designs based on different methods and illustrated. 4. Economical analysis and the influence of design variable and methods on cost are discussed. 5. Useful design aids for beams, cylindrical shells are given in appendices. 6. A set of objective questions which will enable a student or an engineer to find most rational solutions and concepts are listed in the appendix.

Dr. Pasala Dayaratnam

P. Dayaratnam obtained Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Madras University in 1956 aild Masters and Doctorate degree from University of Colorado, Boulder, USA in 1959 and 1962 respectively. He has been a member of Academic Councils of number of Universities. He authored 10 books, and published 126 Research Papers. He was awarded Sir Arthur Cotton Gold Medal, Nickolaidas Gold Medal from Institution of Engineers (India), Distinguished Engineering Alumnus award from University of Colorado, Outstanding Concrete Technology Award 1997 from Indian Concrete Institute. Outstanding Academician award 2000 from Arunai Engineering College, Tiruavnnamalai, Prestressed Concrete Design National Award from Institution of Engineers 1999. Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Dean of Research and Development, incharge of Planning of physical facilit;as at the early stages of development of IIT Kanpur. He worked as Vice-Chancellor of J.N.T. University for one term.

Dr. Pasala Sarah

Dr. Pasala Sarah, Professor and Dean R&D, Vardhaman College of Engineering, is an accomplished academician with over 20 years of teaching experience blended with additional experience in Research & Administration. The Research experience includes execution of projects from DRDO, BARC in identifying materials for different needs of the Industry. The administrative experience includes Vice Principal, Dean and Head Portfolios in large Engineering College of over 2500 students. Dr. Sarah has published over 50 Papers in International and National Journals and Conferences and has organized International and National Conferences on Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Composite Materials. Dr. Sarah has written 4 Text books. Dr. Sarah has unique experience of blending her core competency of Materials with modern technological practices which will enable the students to Innovate, Adapt to change and Adopt to the new technologies.
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