Title: Current Code Approaches to Earthquake-Resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Author(s): Richard E. Klingner
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 479-502
Keywords: beams (supports); building codes; columns (supports); earthquake-resistant structures; joints (junctions); reinforced concrete; shear strength; shearwalls; structural design; walls; Structural Research
Discusses the relationship between the topics covered previously in this publication and modern design codes for reinforced concrete. Three modern code-type documents are discussed: the 1988 Uniform Building Code; the Building Seismic Safety Council's 1988 NEHRP document; and the 1982 New Zealand National Standard for Reinforced Concrete Design. The principal requirements of each document with respect to the seismic design of reinforced concrete buildings are summarized, and the philosophical bases of those requirements are reviewed.