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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: Effect of Thermal Variations and Shrinkage on One Story Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Author(s): Ignacio Martin and Jose Acosta
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 229-240
Keywords: control joints; deflection; environments; frames; length; one-story frames; reinforced concrete; rigidity; safety factor; shrinkage; spans; structural design; temperature; thermal expansion; thermal gradient; volume change
Abstract:A simple length limitation is insufficient to take into account the temperature and shrinkage effects on a reinforced concrete structure. After analyzing 98 typical one story frames in a computer, an equation was arrived at, to determine the maximum allowable length of on story reinforced concrete structures as a function of the length and rigidity of the members and the thermal variation in the location.
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