A study on expansion joints and cracking in reinforced concrete building floors

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Title: A study on expansion joints and cracking in reinforced concrete building floors

Author(s): Gutiérrez de Tejada Espuelas, E.; Regalado Tesoro, F.

Publication: ACHE

Volume: 64

Issue: 270

Appears on pages(s): 55 - 73

Keywords: imposed deformations cracking, expansion joints, reinforced concrete, minimum reinforcement ratio, crack width, shrinkage

Date: 1/8/2013

Abstract:
The effects of imposed deformations on reinforced concrete structures and its inherent cracking have been dealt with, using different methodologies throughout history, either by setting a maximum length of construction, or by setting a reinforcement ratio to control the tensile stresses. We present in this article a practical and operational procedure, successfully applied in many structures, trying to avoid the presence of the usually troublesome expansion joints.


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