ACI PRC-550.1-09: Guide to Emulating Cast-in-Place Detailing for Seismic Design of Precast Concrete Structures (Reapproved 2017)

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This guide provides information for detailing precast concrete structures that should meet building code requirements for all seismic design categories by emulating cast-in-place reinforced concrete design. This guide also explains how emulative precast concrete structures can address the provisions of ACI 318-08, including those of Chapter 21, if special attention is directed to detailing the joints and splices between precast components.

Keywords: ductility; elastic design; emulation; flexural strength; joint; precast concrete; precast detailing; reinforcement.


Document Details

Author: Joint ACI/ASCE Committee 550

Publication Year: 2009

Pages: 17

ISBN: 9780870313196

Categories: Precast Concrete

Formats: PDF

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Introduction and scope



Chapter 2—Notation and definitions



Chapter 3—General design procedures

3.1—Selecting a structural system

3.2—Ductility and hinges

3.3—Design and analysis procedures

Chapter 4—System components

Chapter 5—Connection of precast elements

5.1—Connections in wall systems

5.2—Connections in frame systems

5.3—Other connections: floor diaphragms

5.4—Special materials and devices

Chapter 6—Guidelines for fabrication, transportation, erection, and inspection

Chapter 7—Examples of emulative precast concrete structures

Chapter 8—Summary and conclusions

Chapter 9—References

9.1—Referenced standards and reports

9.2—Cited references


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