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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Design and Capacity Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Shell Membranes
Author(s): Morris N. Fial kow
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 844-852
Keywords: biaxial loads; capacity; compressive strength; ductility; evaluation; failure; reinforced concrete; reinforcing steels; shells (structural forms); strength method; stresses; structural design.
Abstract:Criteria and methodology for the design and capacity evaluation of reinforced concrete membranes are developed using the strength-design method. The proposed criteria and methodology are based on theoretical considerations and the results of two programs of large-scale membrane testing. The crushing strength of membranes under biaxial stress is first evaluated. Criteria for ductile versus brittle membrane failure are then developed for general membrane loading. Equations for the design of membrane reinforcement and for evaluation of capacity of existing membranes are presented. The proposed criteria and predicted capacities are checked against test results with satisfactory agreement.
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