SIMPLIFIED MODEL OF CREEP AND SHRINKAGE EFFECTS IN REINFORCED CONCRETE FLEXURAL MEMBERS

A simplified method is presented for the analysis of creep and shrinkage effects in reinforced concrete flexural members. The cracked rectangular section of the member is replaced by an idealized equivalent I-section. Basic concrete behavior is represented by the Dischinger equation of state in the present paper; however, the idealized I-section can be used equally well with other constitutive relations. A general equation is derived for the time-varying behavior of the flexural member. A comparison of calculations made using the simplified analysis and using a more accurate analysis shows good agreement. /Author/

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    Institution of Engineers

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    Sydney,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • WARNER, R F
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00264596
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM