Overall Scope of the Joint ACI/ ASME Code


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Title: Overall Scope of the Joint ACI/ ASME Code

Author(s): T.E. Northup

Publication: Concrete international

Volume: 2

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 40-43

Keywords: building codes; concrete construction; in-spection; nuclear reactors; pressure vessels; quality control; radiation shielding; safety factor; standards; structural design.

Date: 1/1/1980

The nuclear industry started its move into the commercial world with a strong conviction that a major failure of its system was intolerable and if a single failure was to occur, the nuclear power alternative would also fail. This article points out why a code was necessary and explains the overall scope of the code covering concrete reactor vessels and containments which was set up by a joint committee of ACI and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Concrete international, International Partner Access.

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