By Kapil Kapoor, World Bank
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Punching is taken into account to be probably the most tricky difficulties in structural concrete layout and mechanical types or theoretical analyses have been built quite overdue within the heritage of concrete examine attempts.
This fib Bulletin stories the advance of layout versions and theoretical analyses because the CEB Bulletin 168 Punching Shear in bolstered Concrete - cutting-edge document released in 1985. The position of the concrete tensile power used to be in particular addressed. during this appreciate the current bulletin is usually following-up the CEB Bulletin 237 Concrete rigidity and dimension results - Utilisation of concrete pressure in structural concrete layout and relevance of dimension influence - Contributions from CEB job staff 2. 7 released in 1997.
Apart from new theoretical advancements a accomplished databank for comparisons with experimental proof is integrated. approximately four hundred punching assessments have been significantly reviewed and evaluated in a constant demeanour. this is often considered step one in the direction of a usually agreed choice of trustworthy exams. The glaring price of the sort of info financial institution is illustrated via comparisons conducted among the information and a few of the analytical proposals in addition to empirical code formulas.
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(1) creation, (2) Code equations, (3) Mechanical versions for punching, (4) New advancements for mechanical versions, (5) Numerical investigations, (7) comparability of mechanical versions and try out result of slabs with out shear reinforcement, (8) comparability of code principles and checks of flat slabs with out shear reinforcement, (9) comparability of codes, versions and assessments of flat slabs with shear reinforcement, (10) Experimental investigations, (11) precis and conclusions, References, Appendices : (I) Databank on slabs with out shear reinforcement, (II) Databank on slabs with shear reinforcement, (III) comparability of try facts with code principles, (IV) comparability of try info with chosen versions, (V) Notations.
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Comparing the policies and performance of 29 Sub-Saharan African countries during two periods, from 1981 to 1986, when most African countries were in economic crises, and from 1987 to 1991, when these countries adopted -structural adjustment programs, the study concluded that for those countries that had undertaken and sustained major policy reforms, adjustment was working. While policy reforms remained incomplete and implementation had been uneven across sectors and across countries, policies were getting better and were more conducive for restoring economic growth and reducing poverty.
Reforms such as fertilizer liberalization, or the elimination of consumer food subsidies did little to hurt the poor, because they weren't benefitting very much in the preadjustment period. These reforms may have helped them to the extent that the reforms enabled the poor to get access to fertilizer hitherto unavailable and increased low producer food crop prices. But some poor households that were net purchasers of subsidized foods may have been hurt. There is, however, little evidence of widespread substantial increases in real food prices compared to parallel market prices.