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SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH RATIONAL CODES USING RELIABILITY AND CODE CALIBRATION

Sambu Potty , Narayanan and Nizamani, Zafarullah and Shahir Liew, Mohd (2010) SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE THROUGH RATIONAL CODES USING RELIABILITY AND CODE CALIBRATION. In: International Conference on Sustainable Building and Infrastructure (ICSBI2010), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The construction sector plays a pivotal role in the economy of the nation. The Government and Private sector invest large amounts of money annually in the construction sector to the tune of say RM 90 Billion. The structural component of building component constitutes a large percentage of the total cost. Any changes in the design loads or resistances of the structures can translate into substantial savings for the Government and thereby to the public. Further, this can lead to reductions in consumption of precious resources like cement and steel and reduce the carbon footprint. Structural Design codes provide a simple, safe and economically efficient way of designing ordinary structures to different load conditions and make the daily work of designers easier. All modern structural design codes are based on reliability analysis. Codes provide standardization and optimal use of resources using calibration. Through calibration, the load and resistance factors are determined. These are used to design structures that have uniform and acceptable reliability. Different areas in which this has been applied include steel, concrete, wood structures like building, bridges and offshore platforms. The procedures used, and results obtained are presented and discussed. Conclusions are drawn from these studies.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Civil Engineering
ID Code:2666
Deposited By: DR NARAYANAN SAMBU POTTY
Deposited On:05 Aug 2010 01:47
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:24

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