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Title: Analysis of Shrinkage Effects on Reinforced
Concrete Structural Members
Author(s): Robert H. Elvery and Muhamed Shafi
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 45-52
Keywords: beams (supports) ; deflection; reinforced concrete; shrinkage; stresses; structural analysis; warpage.
Abstract:Analyzes the structural behavior of reinforced concrete members under normal conditions of drying to predict stresses and deformations. The theoretical determination of curvature so obtained shows good agreement with experimental results obtained by the authors and also with those reported in the literature. This investigation indicates in particular that the deflection of some reinforced concrete beams due to shrinkage can be of appreciable magnitude for spans greater than about 40 ft.
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