ACI PRC-334.1-92: Concrete Shell Structures Practice and Commentary (Reapproved 2002)

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A report on the practical aspects of shell design including recommendations and a commentary for designers of thin concrete shells. General guidance based on current practice is given on analysis, proportioning, reinforcing, and construction. A selected bibliography on analytical methods featuring design tables and aids is included.

Keywords: aggregate size; buckling; construction; design: double-curvature shell; edge beam; folded plate; formwork; model; prestressing; reinforcement; shell; single-curvature shell; splice; stiffening member; supporting member; thickness; thin shell.


Document Details

Author: ACI Committee 334

Publication Year: 2002

Pages: 9

ISBN: 9780870314155

Categories: Shells

Formats: PDF

This document is Historical

Table of Contents


Chapter 1--General



Chapter 2--Analysis


2.2--Analysis of thin shells

2.3--Analysis of supporting members

2.4--Model analysis

Chapter 3--Stability analysis


Chapter 4--Proportioning

4.1--Allowable stresses and load factors

4.2--Shell thickness

4.3--Shell reinforcement


4.5--Concrete cover over reinforcement

Chapter 5--Construction

5.1--Aggregate size



Chapter 1--General

Chapter 2--Analysis of shell

2.1--Thin shells of single curvature

2.2--Folded plates

2.3--Thin shells of double curvature

Chapter 3--Analysis of supporting members

Chapter 4--Prestressing

Chapter 5--Stability

Chapter 6--Proportioning

Chapter 7--Construction

7.1--Forms and decentering

7.2--Concrete placing

7.3--Curing of concrete

Chapter 8--Models

Chapter 9--Standards and ACI documents cited in this report


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