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Comperative study of reinforced concrete design of column between American Code (ACI 318-05) and British Standard (BS 8110-97)

Sia, Kee Sieng (2010) Comperative study of reinforced concrete design of column between American Code (ACI 318-05) and British Standard (BS 8110-97). Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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The application of American Codes (AC! 318-05) popular in the West Country, this is due to the design by using ACI Codes are more technically advanced and more safety. Currently beside Euro code, American Code also is one of design codes that widely use around the world, and it slowly become an important tool of communication in Construction field. Therefore in order to communicate well between the countries it is necessary to implement the American Code. However, the usages of ACI codes in structural building design are not as popular as expected in Malaysia. This is because perception and misunderstanding are still exists among the structural designer. Designer always think that there is not much difference while using the British Standard (BS 8110- 97) as compare with ACT Codes (318-05). Therefore, a study was conducted to review design steps and also to explain technically design of column with ACT Codes. For a better understanding on ACI Codes design process, a work example of ACT Codes on column and comparison of area of reinforcement on several types of column has been done. In this research, the scope of the compare are only focus on the area of reinforcement required with varies of dimension and loading. The result has indicated that although the design process of ACT Codes is more technical but it is easy to understand because the design procedure is more details with the less of assumptions as compare to BS 8110. The result of the research was then show that the area of the required reinforcement of column while design using AC! Codes is almost similar with the column design in BS 8110.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reinforced concrete construction
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Shamsor Masra Othman
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 23:31
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:56
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