Safety and Serviceability of Thin-Section Structures


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Title: Safety and Serviceability of Thin-Section Structures

Author(s): F. Bljuger

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 79

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 94-99

Keywords: beams (supports); composite construction (concrete to concrete); cracking (fracturing); deflection; limit design method; loads (forces); precast concrete; reinforced concrete; safety factor; serviceability; shells (structural forms);thickness.

Date: 3/1/1982

The present state of the art of thin-section structures and basic factors impeding their progress are discussed. A general approach for insurjng their safety and serviceability, and distinctive features in terms of limit design are also included. Serviceability and particular limit states are emphasized. Some design methods are recommended, and ways of solving hitherto inadequately studied problems are outlined.