Evaluation of Creep and Shrinkage Deflections of Reinforced Concrete Members in the Current Australian Practice
B. Vijaya Rangan
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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.