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Title: Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI 318-71) in Decision Logic Table Format*
Author(s): J. L. Noland, C. C. Feng, and D. Pyle
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 445-446
Keywords: building codes; computation; computers; decisions; logical elements; structural analysis; structural design; specifications.
Abstract:In a PhD dissertation by the senior authour, ACI 318-71 has been converted into a new format using decision logic tables to present the portions of the Code which require logical analysis in order to determine their meaning. In the dissertation, the portions of the Code which are general are presented as narrative statements. The decision logic tables and narrative statements are linked together to form a complete system which enables the user to determine requirements applicable to a given design in a more precise matter. The new form is a direct ranslation of the Code as presently written. The decision logic table form of the Code should be of value to practicing engineers, computer program developers, educators, and to those who prepare design specifications. This breif paper summarizes the work reported in the dissertation.
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