Practical Considerations in Computing Deflection of Reinforced Concrete

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Title: Practical Considerations in Computing Deflection of Reinforced Concrete

Author(s): R.S. Fling

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 133

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 69-91

Keywords: Computation; deflection; errors; flanges; flexural strength;modulus of elasticity; parameters; reinforced concrete; variability

Date: 9/1/1992

Abstract:
This paper reviews the development of deflection calculation procedures and comments on the risk of computational errors. It then discusses practical considerations affecting deflection and their limitations. It assesses the effect of nine parameters on the variability of deflection by reference to two example beams. Finally, the paper recommends further laboratory and analytical research and makes suggestions on how design engineers may improve the accuracy of their deflection computations.