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Title: Why Design by the Ultimate Strength Theories?

Author(s): Boyd G. Anderson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 48

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 801-808

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 6/1/1952

Discusses following reasons for ultimate load design: to bring the design of concrete members into one common rational basis; to make safety factor for all shapes the same; to rationalize the use of load factors so that different factors of safety can be assigned to different types of loading and different types of structures; to prevent uneconomical use of compressive reinforcement; to simplify design procedure; to better predict performance of structures subject to long-duration implusive loads; and to determine capaticites of prestressed concrete members.


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