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By Michael D Kotsovos

This e-book provides a style which simplifies and unifies the layout of strengthened concrete (RC) buildings and is appropriate to any structural point less than either general and seismic loading stipulations. The proposed process has a valid theoretical foundation and is expressed in a unified shape acceptable to all structural participants, in addition to their connections. it really is utilized in perform by utilizing basic failure standards derived from first ideas with no the necessity for calibration by using experimental info. the strategy is able to predicting not just load-carrying capability but additionally the destinations and modes of failure, in addition to safeguarding the structural functionality code requisites.
In this e-book, the suggestions underlying the strategy are first awarded for the case of easily supported RC beams. the appliance of the strategy is gradually prolonged as a way to conceal all universal structural components. for every structural aspect thought of, proof of the validity of the proposed process is gifted including layout examples and comparisons with present code requirements. the tactic has been stumbled on to provide layout suggestions which fulfill the seismic functionality specifications of present codes in all situations investigated thus far, together with structural participants comparable to beams, columns, and partitions, beam-to-beam or column-to-column connections, and beam-to-column joints.

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