Title: Reflections on Limit State Design
Author(s): W. B. Cranst
Publication: Symposium Paper
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
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.