Title: Probabilistic Analysis of Deflections of Reinforced Concrete Beams
Author(s): S. Zundelevich and J. Benjamin
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 223-246
Keywords: beams (supports); creep properties; deflection; loads (forces); Markov processes; mathematical models; probability theory; reinforced concrete; shrinkage; statistical analysis; time; variability
The theory of probability is used to solve the problem of forecasting the delfection of reinforced concrete beams. Nonhomogeneous Markov Processes are described. The development of a probabilistic method is presented in a manner which can be readily applied. In predicting deflections of reinforced concrete beams, a solution of empirical nature is used. The predictions show good agreement with labortary tests.