Reinforced Concrete Column Reliability

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by Richard M. Bennett, Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Materials and Member Behavior:

Abstract: A method is proposed whereby the reliability is obtained using the stable configuration approach of structural system reliability. The configurations are defined based on imposed strains in the tension steel of the section. From each strain a point on the interaction diagram is derived. Due to the concavity with respect to the origin of the interaction diagram, a safe region may be defined. The results of the method are shown to agree quite well with Monte Carlo solutions.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Concrete columns | System reliability | Structural reliability | Construction methods | Strain | Monte Carlo method | Europe | Monaco | Monte Carlo

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