TORSIONAL PHENOMENA ANALYSIS AND CONCRETE STRUCTURE DESIGN

THE ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES WITH RESPECT TO TORSION IS DISCUSSED BY CONSIDERING THE INTERRELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN APPLIED LOADS, TYPES OF STRUCTURE, GENERATED FORCES AND MOMENTS, AND RESULTING STRESSES. IT IS EMPHASIZED THAT TORSIONAL ANALYSIS REQUIRES THAT A DISTINCTION BE MADE BETWEEN SOLID AND THIN-WALLED MEMBERS AND THAT IT IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE OVERALL STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS PROCESS. THE STATE OF THE ART OF ANALYZING STRUCTURES IN WHICH TORSION IS GENERATED IS ESTABLISHED BY REFERRING TO EXISTING LITERATURE, PERTAINING TO THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS, IMPORTANT THEORETICAL FORMULATIONS, AND PRACTICAL ANALYSIS RESULTS. THE ANALYSIS OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES USING METHODS BASED UPON ELASTICITY IS DISCUSSED. THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYING MODEL AND FIELD TESTING IN THE ANALYSIS OF STRUCTURES, AND THE AUGMENTING ASPECTS OF THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL METHODS ARE ELABORATED UPON. THE NEED FOR FURTHER RESEARCH IS STRESSED IN ORDER TO CLARIFY THE BEHAVIOR OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES SUBJECTED TO TORSION AND TO FURNISH DATA FOR THE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF SUCH STRUCTURES. IT IS PROPOSED THAT CLAUSES PERTAINING TO THE PROBLEM OF TORSION BE INCORPORATED INTO EXISTING ENGINEERING CODES OF PRACTICE, MAKING DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN THE BEHAVIOR OF SOLID AND THIN-WALLED TYPE CONSTRUCTIONS AS APPROPRIATE. /ACI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Symposium 1971
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Concrete Institute

    38800 Country Club Drive
    Farmington Hills, MI  USA  48331
  • Authors:
    • Tamberg, K G
    • Mikluchin, P T
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Pagination: p. 144

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Concrete Institute Journal & Proceedings
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Sp 35-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM