Statistical Analysis of RC Beam-Column Interaction

by Bruce R. Ellingwood, (A.M.ASCE), Struct. Research Engr.; Center for Building Tech., National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 7, Pg. 1377-1388

Document Type: Journal Paper


Analysis of uncertainties plays a central role in all reliability-based design procedures. Herein, the uncertainty in the resistance of reinforced concrete members subjected to combined bending and thrust is studied using Monte-Carlo techniques. The effects of load eccentricity, reinforcement ratio, and the contributions of individual uncertainties in the design parameters are examined. The results should aid in determining resistance factors for reinforced concrete design which are commensurate with the level of uncertainty using reliability-based concepts.

Subject Headings: Load and resistance factor design | Uncertainty principles | Statistics | Reinforced concrete | Beam columns | Bending (structural) | Thrust | Monte Carlo method

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