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This paper presents the historical development of tangential shear considerations for concrete containments in the United States.

About forty years ago, the first major generation of concrete containments were under design in the United States. In general, the reinforced containments used both an orthogonal (hoop, vertical) and inclined (diagonal) reinforcing system. The orthogonal reinforcing was designed to resist membrane loads and the inclined system resisted the tangential shear. Prestressed containments allowed a concrete principal tension stress for various loading combinations which included earthquake loads.

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