A Probabilistic Basis for the ACI Code


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Title: A Probabilistic Basis for the ACI Code

Author(s): Haresh C. Shah and Robert G. Sexsmith

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 74

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 610-611

Keywords: building codes;coefficient of variation;moments; probability theory; safety factor; specifications; standards;statistical analysis;structural design.

Date: 12/1/1977

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.