Structural Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam by Alan Williams PhD SE FICE C Eng

By Alan Williams PhD SE FICE C Eng

The Structural intensity Reference handbook for the Civil PE Exam offers a complete assessment of the correct codes lined at the structural intensity component to the Civil PE examination. figuring out those codes is your key to luck in this examination. a complete of one hundred thirty instance and perform difficulties, with entire step by step suggestions, show how you can use particular code equations, constants, and variables to figure out no matter if constructions meet code specifications. each one challenge specializes in a particular code factor and offers a transparent rationalization of the code. Dozens of distinctive pix increase your comprehension of the appropriate codes.

The structural intensity part of the Civil PE examination calls for a radical familiarity with proper codes, and the Structural intensity Reference Manual, third variation, is up-to-date to the most recent examination code requisites. The up-to-date codes include:

  • 2009 version of IBC
  • 2008 variation of ACI 318
  • 2008 variation of ACI 530
  • 2005 version of AISC
  • 2005 variation of NDS
  • 2005 variation of ASCE 7

Exam subject matters Covered 

  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Foundations
  • Prestressed Concrete Design
  • Structural metal Design
  • Design of wooden Structures
  • Design of strengthened Masonry

What’s New during this Edition 

  • Code updates to align with revised civil structural intensity standards
    • 2008 ACI 318
    • 2008 ACI 530
    • 2009 IBC
    Addition of multiple-choice difficulties to raised align with the exam

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Structural Depth Reference Manual for the Civil PE Exam

The Structural intensity Reference guide for the Civil PE examination offers a finished evaluation of the appropriate codes coated at the structural intensity part of the Civil PE examination. knowing those codes is your key to luck in this examination. a complete of one hundred thirty instance and perform difficulties, with whole step by step recommendations, show how you can use particular code equations, constants, and variables to figure out even if constructions meet code requisites.

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4. 5. 6. 3-2 S T R U C T U R A L D E P T H R E F E R E N C E rectangular stress block is formed in the concrete at the ultimate load. 85f 0c as defined by ACI Sec. 1. The depth of the stress block is a ¼ 1 c The compression zone factor is defined in ACI Sec. 3 as 1 ¼ 0:85 ½f 0c 4000 lbf=in2 Š f 0 À 4000 ¼ 0:85 À c 20;000 ¼ 0:65 minimum 4000 lbf=in2 < f 0c ! 8000 lbf=in2 ½f 0c > 8000 lbf=in2 Š Equating compressive and tensile forces on the section gives 0:85f 0c ab ¼ Aps f ps The depth of the stress block is derived as a¼ Aps f ps 0:85f 0c b The nominal flexural strength of the member is   a M n ¼ Aps f ps d p À 2   d p À 0:59Aps f ps ¼ Aps f ps bf 0c Nonprestressed auxiliary reinforcement, conforming to ASTM A615, A706, and A996, may be added in the P P I * w w w .

0:80Š ¼ 0:40 stress-relieved wire and strands; and plain bars with f py =f pu ! 0:85 ¼ 0:28 low-relaxation wire and strands with f py =f pu ! 0:90 Prestressed Concrete p ¼ 0:55 ! The fully bonded pretensioned beam described in Ex. 1 is simply supported over a span of 30 ft, and has a 28 day concrete strength of 6000 lbf/in2. 765 in2, with a specified tensile strength of 270 kips/ in2, a yield strength of 243 kips/in2, and an effective stress of 150 kips/in2 after all losses. Calculate the design flexural strength of the beam and determine whether the beam complies with ACI Sec.

2. 005 ⑀t To prevent sudden failure when the modulus of rupture of the concrete is exceeded and the first flexural crack forms, ACI Sec. 2 requires the provision of sufficient prestressed and nonprestressed reinforcement to give a design flexural strength of h Ày 2 30 in ¼ À 5 in 2 ¼ 10 in e¼ M n ! 1:2M cr The cracking moment of the member after all prestress losses have occurred is Rb ¼ M cr ¼ S b ðP e Rb þ f r Þ 1 e þ Ag S b pffiffiffiffiffi f r ¼ 7:5 f 0c ½from ACI Sec: 9:5:2:3; Eq: ð9-10ފ Rb ¼ Prestressed Concrete Sb ¼ 1 e þ Ag S b 1 10 in þ 360 in2 1800 in3 ¼ 0:00833 inÀ2 ¼ The force in the prestressing tendons at service loads after allowance for all losses is This provision may be waived for .

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