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Title: A Critique of the Special Provisions for Sesmic Design of the Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI 318-83)

Author(s): T. Paulay

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 83

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 274-283

Keywords: bond (concrete to reinforcement); building codes; columns (supports); detailing; earthquake resistant structures; frames; girders; joints (junctions); multistory buildings; reinforced concrete; shear strength; walls.

Date: 3/1/1986

Some features of the seismic provisions of the AC1 Building Code (ACI 318-83) are critically examined from New Zealand design and research perspectives. Apparent deficiencies in design philosophy and detailing, relevant to girders, columns, structural walls, and joints in frames are described. Suggestions for improvements that might be considered in future revisions of the code are offered.


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