deflection Topic


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

Diagnostic Load Testing of Concrete Bridges, Principles and Example

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/1/2018

High Magnitude Loading of Concrete Bridges

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 5/1/2018

Potential for Using Waste Recycled Glass in Engineered Cementitious Composites

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 8/1/2017

Reduction of Crack Widths in Steel Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks with Fiber Addition

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 6/1/2017

Load-bearing capacities of SFRC elements accounting for tension stiffening with modified moment-curvature relations

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/17/2017

Flexural Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams Incorporating Coarse Recycled Concrete Aggregate

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2017

Reinforced Concrete in Motion

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 9/1/2016

Ductility Behavior of Corroded Bars in Concrete Slabs

Publication: Concrete International
Date: 4/1/2016

Finite Element Analysis and Experimental Validation of Reinforced Concrete Single-Mat Slabs Subjected to Blast Loads

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 3/1/2016

Analytical Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with Mechanically Fastened Fiber-reinforced Polymers (MF-FRP)

Publication: Special Publication
Date: 10/27/2015

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