Recent Trends in Ultimate Strength Design

by Phil M. Ferguson,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1962, Vol. 127, Issue 2, Pg. 324-337

Document Type: Journal Paper


To obtain reasonably accurate predictions of member capacity at cracking load and near ultimate load, use of ultimate strength theory is required; load factor proposals call for use of reduced material strengths and increase over working loads; use of separate load factors for dead and live load; developing systematic theory of ultimate strength by use of strains and rectangular stress block for concrete stresses.

Subject Headings: Load bearing capacity | Dead loads | Live loads | Ultimate loads | Structural strength | Ultimate strength | Load factors | Concrete blocks

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