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


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: Standards and codes | Concrete | Failure analysis | Probability | Material failures | Construction management | Failure loads | Load combinations

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