Title: Deflection-Problems and Treatment in Various Countries
Author(s): C.V. Clarke, A.M. Neville, and W. Houghton-Evans
Publication: Symposium Paper
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
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.