Reliability Bases for Codes for Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

by Ross B. Corotis, Johns Hopkins Univ, United States,
Bruce Ellingwood, Johns Hopkins Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Safety and Reliability


The American Concrete Institute Standard 318, Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete, has permitted the design of reinforced concrete structures in accordance with limit state principles using load and resistance factors since 1963. A probabilistic assessment of these factors and implied safety levels is made, along with consideration of alternate factor values and formats. A discussion of construction safety issues is included.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Load and resistance factor design | Structure reinforcement | Structural reliability | Building design | Standards and codes | Structural safety

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