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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Deflection of a Concrete Beam and Slab Roof
Author(s): Russel S. Fling
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 1-24
Keywords: beams (supports); cracking (fracturing); creep properties; deflection; flexural strength; load tests (structural); prestressing; reinforced concrete; slabs; statistical analysis; stiffness; structural analysis; torsion; Structural Research
Abstract:An 8000 sq ft (740 sq m) portion of an industrial building was load tested and vertical movements measured to an accuracy of 0.0043 in. (0.11 mm). Measured deflections were compared to those estimated before testing and to revised estimates after testing. Using simplified procedures and judicious estimates of design parameters, computed deflection normally should be within 40 percent of actual average deflection; the coefficient of variation should be less than 50 percent. With a complete and accurate selection of design parameters, the accuracy and statistical variability can be improved to 15 and 40 percent, respectively.
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