REAL STRENGTH AND ROBUSTNESS OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES. CONSERVATION OF ENGINEERING STRUCTURES. PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, LONDON, MARCH 13, 1989

The positive outcome of the vast majority of loading tests on reinforced concrete structures indicates that this form of construction has a real strength and robustness which is in excess of that predicted by existing design methods. Some of these reserves of strength can be explained by material properties or by the sometimes conservative nature of the relevant codes of practice. However another major factor, compressive membrane action (CMA), which enhances the strength of specific forms of structures, is identified and discussed in this paper. An indication is also given of the magnitude of these beneficial effects.(A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 828268.

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    Thomas Telford Limited

    London,   United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • LONG, A E
    • RANKIN, GIB
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00604817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-7277-1531-3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM