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Multi-Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures

Elliott, Kim S. / Jolly, Colin

Multi-Storey Precast Concrete Framed Structures

2. Edition - January 2014
  • 760 pages
  • Hardcover
  • English
ISBN: 978-1-4051-0614-6
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Table of contents

Preface ix

Notation xi

1 Precast Concepts, History and Design Philosophy 1

1.1 A Historical Note on the Development of Precast Frames 1

1.2 The Scope for Prefabricated Buildings 11

1.3 Current Attitudes towards Precast Concrete Structures 17

1.4 Recent Trends in Design, and a New Definition for Precast Concrete 21

1.5 Precast Superstructure Simply Explained 23

1.6 Precast Design Concepts 32

2 Procurement and Documentation 43

2.1 Initial Considerations for the Design Team 43

2.2 Design Procurement 45

2.3 Construction Matters 58

2.4 Codes of Practice, Design Manuals, Textbooks and Technical Literature 60

2.5 Definitions 68

3 Architectural and Framing Considerations 71

3.1 Frame and Component Selection 71

3.2 Component Selection 75

3.3 Special Features 113

3.4 Balconies 136

4 Design of Skeletal Structures 145

4.1 Basis for the Design 145

4.2 Materials 148

4.3 Structural Design 153

4.4 Columns Subjected to Gravity Loads 226

4.5 Staircases 237

5 Design of Precast Floors Used in Precast Frames 245

5.1 Flooring Options 245

5.2 Hollow-core Slabs 249

5.3 Double-Tee Slabs 309

5.4 Composite Plank Floor 315

5.5 Precast Beam-and-Plank Flooring 324

5.6 Design Calculations 325

6 Composite Construction 335

6.1 Introduction 335

6.2 Texture of Precast Concrete Surfaces 339

6.3 Calculation of Stresses at the Interface 344

6.4 Losses and Differential Shrinkage Effects 346

6.5 Composite Floors 352

6.6 Economic Comparison of Composite and Non-composite Hollow-core Floors 364

6.7 Composite Beams 365

7 Design of Connections and Joints 375

7.1 Development of Connections 375

7.2 Design Brief 377

7.3 Joints and Connections 383

7.4 Criteria for Joints and Connections 384

7.5 Types of Joint 386

7.6 Bearings and Bearing Stresses 405

7.7 Connections 413

7.8 Design of Specific Connections in Skeletal Frames 425

7.9 Beam-to-Column and Beam-to-Wall Connections 435

7.10 Column Insert Design 438

7.11 Connections to Columns on Concrete Ledges 470

7.12 Beam-to-Beam Connections 493

7.13 Column Splices 503

7.14 Column Base Connections 517

8 Designing for Horizontal Load 547

8.1 Introduction 547

8.2 Distribution of Horizontal Load 549

8.3 Horizontal Diaphragm Action in Precast Concrete Floors without Structural Toppings 558

8.4 Diaphragm Action in Composite Floors with Structural Toppings 576

8.5 Horizontal Forces due to Volumetric Changes in Precast Concrete 577

8.6 Vertical Load Transfer 581

8.7 Methods of Bracing Structures 593

9 Structural Integrity and the Design for Accidental Loading 627

9.1 Precast Frame Integrity - The Vital Issue 627

9.2 Ductile Frame Design 628

9.3 Background to the Present Requirements 634

9.4 Categorisation of Buildings 643

9.5 The Fully Tied Solution 643

9.6 Catenary Systems in Precast Construction 662

10 Site Practice and Temporary Stability 667

10.1 The Effects of Construction Techniques on Design 667

10.2 Designing for Pitching and Lifting 672

10.3 Temporary Frame Stability 690

10.4 On-Site Connections 697

10.5 Erection Procedure 699

10.6 In situ Concrete 709

10.7 Handover 714

References 715

Index 729