Algerian Seismic Regulations RPA 99 - Version 2003 for Reinforced Concrete Building Structures: Interpretations and Proposals

Rafik Taleb


The Algerian seismic design regulations RPA 99 - Version 2003 are a set of design and calculation rules that require their good interpretation for a proper application. However, it has been found that these rules are not always applied in a satisfactory way. This paper presents clarifications regarding some provisions that may raise interpretation issues, as well as modification proposals of some provisions for future revision. This paper focuses also on some misconceptions in the application of these rules.



RPA 99 version 2003; Bracing systems; Modal Combination


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