Limit state design is a method incorporated in structural engineering. Limit state is actually the state of a structure, which does not fit into a suitable design criteria. This second edition of Limit State Design of Reinforced Concrete is updated according to IS 456:2000 which is the Indian Code of Practice for Plain and Reinforced Concrete. The book provides insights into the detailing of steel, which makes it an ideal guide for practicing engineers.
In total, there are 20 chapters in this book, and some of them include Introduction To Limit State Design, Design of Flanged Beams, Design for Torsion, Design of One-Way Slabs, Methods of Design of Concrete Structures, and Effective Length of Columns. There are also four appendices at the end of this book, which cover general information pertaining to designs, along with formulas, tables, and the working stress method for designing. One of the chapters, based on applying these principles for the environment, has been revised.
In addition to providing insights on IS 456:2000, Limit State Design Of Reinforced Concrete also throws light on US and British Codes. Varghese also provides details about the new additions in the code for stirrups in beams and lateral steel in columns. The material covered in this book is targeted towards students who are pursuing their undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering, as it contains the basics of Reinforced Concrete Design.