chapter  3
60 Pages

Precast frame analysis

ByKim S. Elliott

This chapter introduces the basic principles and some of the design and analysis procedures, involved in the design of precast concrete skeletal structures, essentially a beam–column framework possibly braced using walls and/or cores, as well as briefly discusses precast portal frames and wall frames. Eurocodes EC0, EC1 and EC2 used to determine the combinations and arrangement of gravity and horizontal loads acting on floors, beams and structures are introduced. The design of reinforced and prestressed concrete elements, connections and structures will follow in later chapters.