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o_01_int_dsg_crt - 1.054/1.541 Mechanics and Design of...

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1.054/1.541 Mechanics and Design of Concrete Structures Spring 2004 Prof. Oral Buyukozturk 1 / 7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1.054/1.541 Mechanics and Design of Concrete Structures (3-0-9) Outline 1 Introduction / Design Criteria for Reinforced Concrete Structures Structural design o Definition of design: Determination of the general shape and all specific dimensions of a particular structure so that it will perform the function for which it is created and will safely withstand the influences which will act on it throughout its useful life. Æ Principles of mechanics, structural analysis, behavioral knowledge in structures and materials. Æ Engineering experience and intuition. Æ (a) Function, (b) strength with safety requirements will vary for structures. Æ Influences and structural response: o Structural mechanics: A tool that permits one to predict the response (with a required level of accuracy, and a good degree of certainty) of a structure to defined influences. Influences Structure Structural response Failure (strength) Failure mode Deformations Cracking Stresses Motion Loads Temperature fluctuations Foundation settlements Time effects Corrosion Earthquakes Other environmental effects
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