Development of Concrete Nuclear Containment (ACI 359) Code Requirements as they Relate to Probability Based Load

by 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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