A Philosophy on Loading Tests

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20377604
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleReport (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-R-58
Physical description24 p.
AbstractThe purpose and scope of structural loading tests is reviewed and contrasted against the specifications for loading tests contained in present building codes, which are summarized in a table. The great diversity of these specifications points to a lack of basic principle. Factors which should be considered in the formulation of loading test specifications are listed and discussed in detail, leading to a new approach based on the present state of knowledge, which gives proper weight to these factors for a given structure and a given set of conditions.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-IRC-19758
NPARC number20377604
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Record created2012-07-24
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