Philosophy on loading tests

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Journal titleASTM Bulletin
Pages3744; # of pages: 8
Subjectloading tests; building codes; ultimate loads; performance criteria; philosophy; code du batiment; charge limite; exigence de performance; philosophie
AbstractThe authors review the criteria for loading tests for buildings and structural elements contained in building codes and find a lack of uniformity. Specifications of six major codes are presented in table form. Factors to be considered in formulating loading test specifications and in assessing structural adequacy are presented, using a philosophy that is in closer harmony with ultimate strength design compared to that contained in allowable stress design.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAlso published as DBR Report no. 58.
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number4000
NPARC number20378021
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Record identifier64a84a93-c959-49cd-9482-71d907eed034
Record created2012-07-24
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