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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: Faillures of Concrete Structures
Author(s): Jacob Feld
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 449-470
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract: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.
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