Deflection in Concrete

Definition: movement of a point on a structure or structural element, usually measured as a linear displacement or as succession displacements transverse to a reference line or axis.- ACI Concrete Terminology


Deflection control is an important serviceability consideration in the structural design of concrete buildings. The principal material parameters that influence concrete deflection are modulus of elasticity, modulus of rupture, creep, and shrinkage. While provision of an adequate level of safety against collapse is the primary design consideration, the structural engineer must take into account possible adverse effects of excessive deflections on the performance of the structure at service load levels. Potential problems associated with excessive deflections are well known and include: damage to nonstructural elements such as partitions and windows; jamming of doors and windows, gaps between partitions and floors and between columns and floors; improper operation of equipment; and visual perception of sagging floors and ceilings.

Practice oriented papers and articles ON DEFLECTION IN CONCRETE

Numerical Evaluation of a New Concrete Sandwich Panel Containing UHPC Wythes, and GFRP Reinforcement and Connectors

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Flexural Design of Masonry Walls Reinforced with FRP Bars Based on Full-Scale Structural Tests

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Behaviour of Circular Concrete-Filled FRP Tube Columns under Lateral Impact Loading: Numerical Study

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Nonlinear Finite Element Modeling of Continuous RC Beams Strengthened with Near Surface Mounted FRP Bars

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/1/2022

Concrete Flat Plates of Optimum Thickness: Serviceability and Strength—Part I: Serviceability

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Concrete Flat Plates of Optimum Thickness: Serviceability and Strength—Part II: Strength

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Thixotropic and Chemical Structural Build-up of Cement Pastes with Superplasticizer under Different Storage Conditions

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Harmony of Provisions of American Concrete Institute Publications: ACI 318-19 Code and ACI Committee Guides

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 7/1/2022

Damage Detection in Concrete Bridge T girders using 3D Finite Element Simulations Trained by Artificial Neural Network

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 11/1/2021

Partially Composite Concrete Sandwich Wall Panels

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 10/1/2020

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