The in-service behaviour of structural concrete slabs is complicated by the non-linear, inelastic and time - dependent nature of concrete. Little is known of the effects of time on slab deformations, extent of cracking and redistribution of moments. To study these effects analytically, a non-linear, finite element, slab simulation model which accounts for the dominant sources of material non-linearity was developed. The model has been shown to accurately predict both short-term and long-term behaviour of a wide variety of reinforced and prestressed concrete slabs and beams. In this report, an analytical investigation of the effects of various parameters on the service - load performance of reinforced concrete slabs is described and results from controlled parametric, computer experiments with several slab types are presented. Parameters, which are in practice coupled and confounded, are uncoupled and examined separately in order to gain a clearer picture of the mechanisms of structural behaviour. (Author/TRRL)

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    University of New South Wales

    Gate 9, High Street
    Kensington, New South Wales  Australia  2052
  • Authors:
    • GILBERT, R I
  • Publication Date: 1980-3

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 63 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00329690
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 85841 163 6
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rpt. R-195 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM