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Strength of reinforced concrete pile caps

Strength of reinforced concrete pile caps
Strength of reinforced concrete pile caps
Discrepancies exist in the provisions for the design of reinforced concrete pile caps with regard to shear, between the two UK codes for structural concrete design, namely BS 8110 and BS 5400. These discrepancies have arisen in the historical development of the codes, and the implication is that one code is unsafe or the other is over-conservative. This paper summarises the current code requirements, the nature of the discrepancies, and the reasons why they have arisen. A review is given of the available experimental data on the strength of pile caps, and their usefulness in addressing the code discrepancies. Inadequacies in this experimental knowledge base, and the need for further research, are highlighted.
concrete structures, foundations, codes of practice and standards
0965-0911
347-358
Bloodworth, A.G.
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Jackson, P.A.
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Lee, M.M.K.
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Jackson, P.A.
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Bloodworth, A.G., Jackson, P.A. and Lee, M.M.K. (2003) Strength of reinforced concrete pile caps. Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings, 156 (4), 347-358. (doi:10.1680/stbu.156.4.347.37843).

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Discrepancies exist in the provisions for the design of reinforced concrete pile caps with regard to shear, between the two UK codes for structural concrete design, namely BS 8110 and BS 5400. These discrepancies have arisen in the historical development of the codes, and the implication is that one code is unsafe or the other is over-conservative. This paper summarises the current code requirements, the nature of the discrepancies, and the reasons why they have arisen. A review is given of the available experimental data on the strength of pile caps, and their usefulness in addressing the code discrepancies. Inadequacies in this experimental knowledge base, and the need for further research, are highlighted.

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: concrete structures, foundations, codes of practice and standards

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Local EPrints ID: 39388
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/39388
ISSN: 0965-0911
PURE UUID: 6197681e-b92d-42b1-8ed9-248479f768aa

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Date deposited: 28 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:36

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