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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: Reflections on Limit State Design
Author(s): W. B. Cranst
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 277-298
Keywords: collapse; Comite European de Beton (CEB); cracking (fracturing); failure; limit state design; loads (forces); probability theory; safety; serviceability; shrinkage; strength; structural design; Design
Abstract:The introduction of limit state design into the UK code for structural concrete in the 1960s is reviewed. The objections and controversies aroused are described. A selection of probability studies carried out in the interim is discussed and a possible way forward is outlined.
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