By Michael D Kotsovos

This publication provides a style which simplifies and unifies the layout of strengthened concrete (RC) constructions and is appropriate to any structural aspect lower than either basic and seismic loading stipulations. The proposed procedure has a legitimate theoretical foundation and is expressed in a unified shape appropriate to all structural contributors, in addition to their connections. it's utilized in perform by using uncomplicated failure standards derived from first ideas with no the necessity for calibration by using experimental facts. the tactic is able to predicting not just load-carrying capability but in addition the destinations and modes of failure, in addition to safeguarding the structural functionality code requisites.
In this booklet, the recommendations underlying the tactic are first offered for the case of easily supported RC beams. the applying of the strategy is gradually prolonged in an effort to hide all universal structural components. for every structural point thought of, facts of the validity of the proposed approach is gifted including layout examples and comparisons with present code requirements. the strategy has been came upon to supply layout suggestions which fulfill the seismic functionality requisites of present codes in all instances investigated to this point, together with structural participants reminiscent of beams, columns, and partitions, beam-to-beam or column-to-column connections, and beam-to-column joints.

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