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The Impact of High-Strength Reinforcing Steel on Current Design Practice

University of Washington

Structural Engineering

01-13

$50,000

January 2013 - July 2013

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Professor Laura Lowes, Ph.D.

Ron Klemencic, David Fields, Magnusson Klemencic Associates

The research proposed here will seek to improve understanding of the impact of high strength on modern concrete construction in the United States by developing comparative design data. Specifically, design of structural components from a series of buildings designed recently for construction in the United States using Grade 60 reinforcing steel will be redesigned using high strength steel with yield strength ranging from 80 ksi to 110 ksi. Building component designs typical of regions of low, moderate and high seismicity will be considered.

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