Deflection-Problems and Treatment in Various Countries

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Title: Deflection-Problems and Treatment in Various Countries

Author(s): C.V. Clarke, A.M. Neville, and W. Houghton-Evans

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 43

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 129-178

Keywords: beams (supports); building codes; cracking (fracturing); creep properties; deflection; deformation; prestressed concrete; reinforced concrete; shrinkage; span depth ratio; standards; stiffnesss; structural design

Date: 1/1/1974

Abstract:
This paper critically reviews the signifcance of deflection in present day design and the methods of deflection control proposed by the prinicpal national codes throughout the world. It includes several examples of the problems caused by excessive deflection and discusses their causes.