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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: The Necessity of Continuity in the Steel Reinforcement of Concrete Structures
Author(s): E.P. Goodrich
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 74-82
Abstract:Concrete structures exhibit the usual phenomena of elastic solids, especially when they are provided with a skeleton of steel, properly proportioned and distributed throughout the concrete mass, according to circumstances. In the construction of concrete sidewalks and of most retaining walls, especially if of massive design, special effort is made to reduce within certain limits the size of the parts which will act as units. In some arches, efforts have been made looking toward a similar result, but in structures of that class the present tendency seems to be to treat them frankly as continuous elastic structures, even though their detailed design is thereby rendered quite complicated. In such structures as lines of concrete pipe, separate units are being employed even when of large diameters, but most work is of the continuous or monolithic variety.
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