The improvement of strengthened and prestressed concrete over the last 50 years used to be hugely promoted by way of the ”Comité Euro-international du Béton (CEB)“ and the ”Fédération Internationale de los angeles Précontrainte (FIP)“. In 1998 those institutions merged, forming the ”Fédération Internationale du Béton (fib)“.
The result of CEB and FIP were disbursed in numerous methods, corresponding to 'CEB announcements d'Information', FIP–Reports, FIP–Notes and CEB–News. those announcements or experiences comprised different types of info, akin to State-of-the-Art-Reports, examine experiences, program Manuals, courses to sturdy perform and the CEB/FIP version Codes 1978 and 1990. those version Codes supplied layout ideas and alertness principles to the structural engineering career and feature been predominantly used for code drafting by way of many nationwide and overseas standardizing bodies.
The Textbook on Structural Concrete is now meant to supply heritage info and justification in particular for the CEB/FIP version Code ninety and in a few fields of lately prolonged wisdom. it really is addressed to complex scholars: which means simple details on structural research and behavior of structural concrete is a required prerequisite. practicing structural engineers may well put it to use for gaining historical past info at the CEB/FIP version Code ninety (and nationwide or local codes as for ex. EUROCODE 2, in line with MC 90). The Textbook is additionally conceived to aid lecturers at technical universities or engineering faculties to accomplish greater realizing of the new theories on structural concrete.
Having those pursuits in brain the overall meeting of CEB determined already in 1995 to set-up a distinct job staff ”Dissemination of information“ to grasp that work.
The authors invited to draft different chapters have been regularly concerned already in drafting the version Code ninety. during this manner constant info should be supplied, either for the code and the textbook. each one bankruptcy has been completely mentioned and commented in the exact job crew 2.
This textbook was once first provided to fib participants in the course of the Technical task Workshop in October 1999 in Prague, held in reference to the 1st fib symposium. The authors are waiting for receiving reviews from a variety of corners.