Prediction of Long-Term Deflections of Flat Plates and Slabs

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Title: Prediction of Long-Term Deflections of Flat Plates and Slabs

Author(s): B. Vijaya Rangan

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 73

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 223-226

Keywords: beams (supports): cracking (fracturing): creep properties;deflection: flat concrete plates; flat concrete slabs;floors: modulus of elasticity: reinforced concrete;shrinkage: structural analysis: two-way slabs.

Date: 4/1/1976

Abstract:
An approximate method for the calculation of long-term deflections of flat plates and flat slabs is described. The method is applied to compute deflections of three existing floors for which details are available. The agreement between measured and calculated deflections is good.