Should the Seismic Design Provisions of the of the ACI Building Code be Added to the Nuclear Safety Structures Code?

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Title: Should the Seismic Design Provisions of the of the ACI Building Code be Added to the Nuclear Safety Structures Code?

Author(s): Rahmat O. Rabizadeh

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 8

Issue: 12

Appears on pages(s): 43-44

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Date: 12/1/1986

Abstract:
The design of conventional reinforced concrete structures in the U. S. is based on the ACI Building Code (318-83). The Building Code has special provisions in Appendix A for seismic design. The design of safety related (Category I) structures at nuclear facilites, except for the reactor building, is based on the ACI Nuclear Safety Related Structures Code (349-80). This code does not have any special provisions for seismic design comparable to Appendix A of the Building Code. This article discusses the reason for the different approaches toward the seismic design of these two classes of structures.