Serviceability Design in the Current Australian Code

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Title: Serviceability Design in the Current Australian Code

Author(s): B. Vijaya Rangan

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 133

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 93-110

Keywords: cracking (fracturing); creep properties; deflection; durability; reinforced concrete; serviceability; shrinkage; structural design; Design

Date: 9/1/1992

Abstract:
The paper presents a summary of treatment of serviceability design in the current Australian Code, AS 3600-1988. The backgrounds to the code rules with regard to control of deflection and crack widths are presented. The provisions for durability design of concrete structures are also discussed.