By ACI Committee 318

The "Building Code requisites for Structural Concrete" ("Code") covers the fabrics, layout, and building of structural concrete utilized in constructions and the place acceptable in nonbuilding constructions. The Code additionally covers the power overview of current concrete constructions.

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10, Chapter 11 εcu = maximum usable strain at extreme concrete compression fiber, Fig. 2 — Definitions The following terms are defined for general use in this Code. Specialized definitions appear in individual chapters. For consistent application of the Code, it is necessary that terms be defined where they have particular meanings in the Code. The definitions given are for use in application of this Code only and do not always correspond to ordinary usage. A glossary of most-used terms relating to cement manufacturing, concrete design and construction, and research in concrete is contained in “Concrete Terminology” available on the ACI Web site.

Transfer length — Length of embedded pretensioned strand required to transfer the effective prestress to the concrete. Unbonded tendon — Tendon in which the prestressing steel is prevented from bonding to the concrete and is free to move relative to the concrete. The prestressing force is permanently transferred to the concrete at the tendon ends by the anchorages only. Vertical wall segment — A segment of a structural wall, bounded horizontally by two openings or by an opening and an edge. Wall piers are vertical wall segments.

Strength, required — Strength of a member or cross section required to resist factored loads or related internal moments and forces in such combinations as are stipulated in this Code. 1. Stress — Intensity of force per unit area. Structural concrete — All concrete used for structural purposes including plain and reinforced concrete. Structural diaphragm — Structural member, such as a floor or roof slab, that transmits forces acting in the plane of the member to the vertical elements of the seismic-force-resisting system.

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