Failures of reinforced concrete structures and their prevention

Title: Failures of reinforced concrete structures and their prevention
Author(s): V.V. Shugaev, B.S. Sokolov
Paper category : conference
Book title: 59th RILEM Week
Editor(s): M. Brusin
Print-ISBN: None
e-ISBN: 2351580451
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2005
Pages: 169 - 177
Total Pages: 9
Nb references: 16
Language: English

Abstract: The requirements, made to safety of structures, have a purpose of prevention of the accidental failure and collapse of buildings and constructions as a whole or its separate parts that can lead to hazards for health and life of people, to cause damage for environment or to serve as the reason of other failure situations. However it is impossible to avoid occurrence of failures situation completely. At the same time it is necessary to aspire to that in case of the possible over-design actions the collapse of structures should have local form instead of progressive (avalanche-like) one. During consideration of the possible reasons of occurrence of failures it is necessary to pay attention to blunders which can be made by specialists on designing, construction and exploitation of structures. An illustration in point of occurrence of failure situation as a result of design mistakes is the collapse of roof shell of aquapark in Yasenevo. In the report the results of testing calculations of reinforced concrete roof shell of aquapark, which shown insufficient carrying capacity, stability and rigidity of the structure because of the unreasonable choice of the shape of shell surface, extremely shallow in contour zone, are adduced.

Online publication: 2005-08-19
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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