Serviceability Provisions in the New Eurocode for the Design of Concrete Structures

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Title: Serviceability Provisions in the New Eurocode for the Design of Concrete Structures

Author(s): A. W. Beeby

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 203

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 15-32

Keywords: beams; code provisions; deflection control; Eurocode; serviceability; stress checks

Date: 8/1/2001

Abstract:
This paper provides an outline of the provisions for design for serviceability given in the current version of Eurocode 2; the Eurocode for the design of concrete structures. The provisions for stress limitation and crack control are outlined briefly together with some of the reasoning behind them. A more detailed description of the background and content of the clauses dealing with the control of deflection are given.