Proposed Revision of Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI 318-51)


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Title: Proposed Revision of Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete (ACI 318-51)

Author(s): ACI Committee 318

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 52

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 401-445

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 12/1/1955

This code covers the proper design and construction of buildings of reinforced concrete. In such structures as arches, tanks, reservoirs, and chimneys where specialization relates principally to the mechanics of design and details of construction, the provisions of this code may be applied with the modifications necessary to suit the special conditions. It is written in such a form that it may be incorporated verbatim or adopted by reference in a general building code, and earlier editions of it have been widely used in this manner. Among the subjects covered are: quality of concrete; allowable stresses; mixing, placing, curing, and cold weather protection of concrete, forms; clean-ing, bending, placing, spliring, and protection of reinforcement; construction joints; general design considerstions; flexural computations; shear and diagonal tension; bond and anchorage; flat slabs; columns and walls; and footings. The quality and testing of materials used in the construction are covered by references to the appropriate ASTM standard specifications.