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ACI - Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Buildings
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ACI - Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Buildings

A report on the need for a structural load test for existing buildings!
Item #: 180-437R-03
ISBN: 437R-03
Author: ACI
Publisher: ACI
Format: Paperback
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The strength of existing concrete buildings and structures can be evaluated analytically or in conjunction with a load test. The recommendations in this report indicate when such an evaluation may be needed, establish criteria for selecting the evaluation method, and indicate the data and background information necessary for an evaluation. Methods of determining material properties used in the analytical and load tests investigation are described in detail. Analytical investigations should follow the principles of strength design outlined in ACI 318. Working stress analysis can supplement the analytical investigations by relating the actual state of stress in structural components to the observed conditions. Procedures for conducting static load tests and criteria indicated for deflection under load and recovery are recommended. 28 pp.

Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Buildings - Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
    • Scope
    • Applications
    • Exceptions
    • Categories of evaluation
    • Procedure for a structural evaluation
    • Commentary
    • Organization of the report
  • Preliminary investigation
    • Review of existing information
    • Condition survey of the building
  • Methods for material evaluation
    • Concrete
    • Reinforcing steel
  • Assessment of loading conditions and selection of evaluation method
    • Assessment of loading and environmental conditions
    • Selecting the proper method of evaluation
  • Evaluation
    • Analytical evaluation
    • Supplementing the analytical evaluation with load tests
    • Research needs
  • References
    • Referenced standards and reports
    • Cited references
    • Other references
  • Appendix A-Cyclic load test method
  • Appendix B-Reports from other organizations


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ACI - Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Buildings
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