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Title: Effect of Thermal Variations and Shrinkage on One Story Reinforced Concrete Buildings
Author(s): Ignacio Martin and Jose Acosta
Publication: Symposium Paper
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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