ACI publishes new reinforced concrete design manual

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New “ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbookwas published by the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
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The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has released the new ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook in the form of a three-volume manual providing guidance to professionals engaged in the design of reinforced concrete structures.

The first volume covers introductory chapters, structural analysis, durability and element design. More specialized topics including retaining walls, ease of maintenance, the strut and tie method, and anchoring to concrete in Chapters 12 through 15 are published in the second volume. A third volume containing design aids and a moment interaction diagram Excel spreadsheet are available for free download.

the ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook was developed using the provisions of ACI 318-19, Building code requirements for structural concrete, and serves as a companion to ACI 318-19. The manual provides numerous design examples of various reinforced concrete elements based on a fictional seven-storey building.

Updates to this manual from the previous version in 2016 include examples covering the effect of changes to the shear provisions of ACI 318-19. Several example piles have been added to complement the addition of deep foundation provisions to ACI 318-19. In addition, several screw anchor design examples, which are new in ACI 318-19, have been added along with a reformatting of the examples to reflect organizational changes made to the “Anchoring to Concrete” chapter of ACI 318-19. ACI 318-19.

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