Reflections on Limit State Design

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Title: Reflections on Limit State Design

Author(s): W. B. Cranst

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 133

Issue:

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

Date: 9/1/1992

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.