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Impact of changes in ACI 318 building code: changes in durability and structural design requirements

Author(s): S. Yehia, O. Mohamed, O. Elamin
Paper category: Proceedings
Book title: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions – Environment and Loading
Editor(s): Z.J. Li, W. Sun, C.W. Miao, K.Sakai, O.E. Gjřrv, N.Banthia
ISBN: 978-2-35158-124-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-134-6
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2013
Pages: 485-491
Total Pages: 7
Language : English

Abstract: The ACI 318 is a building code developed by the American Concrete Institute to regulate the quality, safety, and durability of reinforced concrete structures. The code has significantly changed over the years since its first issue in 1910. Those changes in the code are introduced due to increased understanding of concrete behavior achieved through continuous research and experience. Therefore, the code’s design requirements and constraint on concrete strength and durability are continuously checked and regularly updated. Many research efforts that discuss changes in the ACI 318 code only discuss the changes from consecutive codes and do not provide discussion about how the changes may affect the capacity or durability of the structural members. The main objective of the current research is to evaluate the impact of these changes and highlight the changes and potential areas of violations. In this paper, highlights about the changes in durability and strength requirements in ACI 318 code over 50 years are presented and discussed.

Online publication : 2013
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros) : 0.00

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