ACI MNL-17(21): ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook Design Aids
The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook provides assistance to professionals engaged in the design of reinforced concrete buildings and related structures. This edition is a major revision that brings it up-to-date with the approach and provisions of “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete” (ACI 318-19).
The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook provides dozens of design examples of various reinforced concrete members, such as one- and two-way slabs, beams, columns, walls, diaphragms, footings, and retaining walls. For consistency, many of the numerical examples are based on a fictitious seven-story reinforced concrete building. There are also many additional design examples not related to the design of the members in the seven-story building that illustrate various ACI 318-19 requirements.
Each example starts with a problem statement, then provides a design solution in a three-column format—Code provision
reference, short discussion, and design calculations—followed by a drawing of reinforcing details, and finally a conclusion elaborating on a certain condition or comparing results of similar problem solutions.
In addition to examples, almost all chapters in The ACI Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook contain a general discussion of the related ACI 318-19 chapter.