Probabilistic Basis for Design Criteria in Reinforced Concrete

Reinforced Concrete Research Council, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-487-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-487-0 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 144
15 x 22.5 cm
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Document Type: Book


This collection of papers presents the results of research on the variability of reinforced concrete members carried out at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, during the period 1977-1981. These studies were supported by the Reinforced Concrete Research Council, the National Research Council of Canada, and the U.S. National Bureau of Standards. Basic data on the variability of concrete, reinforcing bars, pre-stressing strands, and as-constructed dimensions were collected and formed the basis of analyses of the variability of concrete members loaded in flexure, shear, and axial load. The results of this research have been used to propose revisions to the strength reduction (φ) factors for a future edition of the American Concrete Institute's Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI 318).

Subject Headings: Concrete beams | Reinforced concrete | Concrete columns | Load and resistance factor design | Axial loads | Probability | Structural strength | Strength of materials | Canada


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