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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: Practical Problems and Costs of Fabricating Multi-Storey Models
Author(s): Maier I. Zelman, Arthur C. Heidebrecht, W.K. Tso, and William A. Johnston
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 159-186
Keywords: columns (supports); costs; dynamic loads; earthquake resistant structures; fabrication; flat concrete plates; formwork (construction); frames; lateral pressure; microconcrete; models; mortars (material); multistory buildings; reinforced concrete
Abstract:One of the functions of the Canada Emergency Measures Organization is to reduce the vulunerability of normal buildings to a variety of dynamic loads, including blast and earthquake. The first part of this paper describes the production of eight small structures each with seven floors and 15 columns per floor. . .The paper also includes a discussion of the techniques used in mounting the model on a fixed base and on attaching loading devices.
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