1.054/1.541 Mechanics and Design of Concrete Structures Spring 2004Prof. Oral Buyukozturk 1 / 7Massachusetts Institute of Technology1.054/1.541 Mechanics and Design of Concrete Structures (3-0-9) Outline 1 Introduction / Design Criteria for Reinforced Concrete StructuresStructural design oDefinition 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. ÆPrinciples of mechanics, structural analysis, behavioral knowledge in structures and materials. ÆEngineering experience and intuition. Æ(a) Function, (b) strength with safety requirements will vary for structures. ÆInfluences and structural response: oStructural 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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