Title: Evaluation of Creep and Shrinkage Deflections of Reinforced Concrete Members in the Current Australian Practice
Author(s): B. Vijaya Rangan
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 56-76
Keywords: creep properties; deflection; reinforced concrete; serviceability; shrinkage; structural design; Structural Research
The paper presents a summary of treatment of deflection control in the Australian Standard, AS3600-1988. The top-tier method recommended by the standard requires consideration of creep and shrinkage effects on deflections. Simple expressions for calculating creep and shrinkage deflections are given and illustrated by examples.