Deflection Control by Design

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Title: Deflection Control by Design

Author(s): A. Scanlon

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 225

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 83-92

Keywords: beams; deflection; floors; slabs; structural concrete

Date: 5/1/2005

Abstract:
Current practice related to design of concrete structures for deflection control is reviewed. The paper discusses the limitations of the current code procedures based on minimum thickness rules and deflection calculations. Results are presented to demonstrate the sensitivity of deflections to span to depth ratio, sustained live load, and extent of cracking.