Reliability assessment and design load factors for reinforced concrete containment structures
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AbstractThe current ASME code for reinforced concrete containment structures is not based on probability concepts. This paper develops reliability assessment and probability-based design load factors for reinforced concrete containment structures. The purpose of constructing reinforced concrete containment structures is to protect against radioactive release, and so the use of a serviceability limit state related to cracking that can cause the emission of radioactive materials is suggested as a critical limit state for reinforced concrete containment structures. Load factors for the design of reinforced concrete containment structures are proposed. The proposed load factors are also examined in terms of a set of code performance objectives and consistency in limit state probability.

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