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Title: Why Design by the Ultimate Strength Theories?
Author(s): Boyd G. Anderson
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 801-808
Keywords: no keywords
Abstract: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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