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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 Control by Design
Author(s): A. Scanlon
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 83-92
Keywords: beams; deflection; floors; slabs; structural concrete
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.
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