New publications available

The American Concrete Institute announces the availability
of four new publications:
SP-237 CD-ROM: Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced
Concrete Structures — This CD-ROM is a collection of 19 papers
presented at a workshop sponsored by Joint ACI-ASCE
Committee 447, Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete
Structures, and JCI Committee 016SP, in Maui, Hawaii, in November
2003. A broad range of topics were addressed, including
the creation of new experimental data sets for use in developing,
calibrating, and validating models; the development and validation
of plain, reinforced, and fiber-reinforced concrete constitutive
models; new approaches to simulating the response of
reinforced concrete continua; new element formations to enable
improved simulation of component response; and new computational
SP-238: International Symposium on
Confined Concrete — This symposium
publication contains 28 papers that were
presented at an International Symposium
on Confined Concrete, held at Hunan
University, Changsha, China, in June
2004. Topics include performance-based
design and seismic analysis, confined
concrete models, finite element modeling,
confined concrete in steel and concrete
composites, and FRP confined concrete.
SP-240 CD-ROM: Performance-
Based Design of Concrete Building for
Wind Loads — This CD-ROM contains 6
papers that were presented at the technical
session on Performance Based Design
for Wind Loads, held in San Francisco,
Calif., in Fall 2004. Topics include: an
overview of performance-based design,
the nature of wind loading and wind tunnel
testing, structural modeling assumptions,
components of lateral deformations
in buildings, and the types of concrete
structural systems for wind loading.
302.2R-06: Guide for Concrete Slabs
that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring
Materials — This guide contains materials,
design, and construction recommendations
for concrete slabs-on-ground and
suspended slabs that are to receive moisture-
sensitive flooring materials. These
flooring materials include: sheet rubber,
epoxy coatings, vinyl composition
tile, sheet vinyl, carpet, athletic flooring,
laminates, and hardwood. Chapters 1
through 8 provide an understanding of
concrete moisture behavior and drying,
and show how recommended construction
practices can contribute to successful
performance of floor covering materials.
This background provides a basis for the
recommendations in Chapter 9 to improve
performance of floor-covering materials
in contact with concrete moisture
and alkalinity. Because this guide is specific
to floor moisture problems and solutions,
refer to the most current editions
of both ACI 302.1R, “Guide for Concrete
Floor and Slab Construction,” and ACI
360R, “Design of Slabs-on-Ground,” for
general information. These two documents
contain guidance on floor design
and construction needed to achieve successful
floor covering performance.
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