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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: A Probabilistic Basis for the ACI Code
Author(s): Haresh C. Shah and Robert G. Sexsmith
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 610-611
Keywords: building codes;coefficient of variation;moments; probability theory; safety factor; specifications; standards;statistical analysis;structural design.
Abstract:Development of probability-based second moment codes of several types is currently taking place. The paper describes the general philosophy of developing such codes. Various probability based improvements are suggested for the current ACI code. Some of the problems associated with the introduction of probabilistic concepts in current codes are described.
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