First-order probabilistic selection of safety factors is illustrated with practical examples of design of reinforced concrete beams, structural steel columns, and cold-formed steel beam elements. The example on deflection in concrete beams indicates how performance criteria can be formulated using the proposed design methods. The examples also show that it is possible to reconcile design methods by proper selection of code parameters and to calibrate design in one technology against another. /ASCE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Ravindra, M K
    • Lind, N C
    • Siu, W
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc. Paper 10779
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM