(Published by Tata McGraw Hill)
This is a textbook on Reinforced Concrete Design, intended for under-graduate and post-graduate learning and teaching, as well as use by practising engineers. First published by Tata McGraw-Hill in 1988, the second edition was brought out in 2003, incorporating the recent revisions in IS 456 : 2000 and related codes.
This book lays great emphasis on conceptual clarity and strength in fundamentals. The student is encouraged to raise questions, to relate to field experience, to develop a 'structural sense', to appreciate proper 'documentation' and 'detailing', to analyse results and to synthesize knowledge. A set of stimulating 'review questions' is posed at the end of each chapter, in addition to a large number of illustrative worked examples. An exhaustive set of problems (with answers for 'analysis' type problems) is also included at the end of each chapter. Extensive chapter-wise references are also listed, to enable the research-minded reader to pursue further study.