Development of Concrete Nuclear Containment (ACI 359) Code Requirements as they Relate to Probability Based Loadby John D. Stevenson, Stevenson & Associates, Cleveland, OH, USA,
Document Type: Proceeding Paper
Part of: Structural Engineering in Nuclear Facilities
Abstract: The historical development of the load combinations used in concrete containment is presented in the paper. These load combinations are examined and identified in the light of the reasonable, min-max and probabilistic decision processes. Included also is a listing of estimated event and failure probabilities associated with the design of concrete containments.
Subject Headings: Probability | Load combinations | Load factors | Concrete | Failure analysis | Live loads | Material failures | Standards and codes
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