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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: Overall Scope of the Joint ACI/
Author(s): T.E. Northup
Publication: Concrete international
Appears on pages(s): 40-43
Keywords: building codes; concrete construction; in-spection;
nuclear reactors; pressure vessels; quality
control; radiation shielding; safety factor; standards;
Abstract: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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