Faillures of Concrete Structures


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Title: Faillures of Concrete Structures

Author(s): Jacob Feld

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 54

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 449-470

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 12/1/1957

A historical survey of concrete failures of the last half century in the United States; discusses significant examples without attempting to list all failures. Touches on legal aspects from the Code of Hammurabi through English com-mon law with some observations on present code requirements as they relate to different types of failure. Concrete failures are grouped according to their major causes: design deficiency, draft’ing and detailing errors, concrete mix, supervision omission, frost protection defects, bearing wall deficiency, founda-tion deficiency, faulty erection techniques, temperature and shrinkage, second-ary stresses, and inadequate formwork.