Verification of deflection according to Eurocode 2
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Code provisions for a simplified check of the long-term deflection of concrete structures are generally developed for predefined values of the relevant input parameters. Deflection calculation may be of interest to account for different design situations. EN 1992-1-1 advocates the integration of curvatures calculated using the effective modulus of concrete. This paper presents an efficient procedure for calculation of the long-term deflection due to a sustained load. A nondimensional analysis of the mean curvature is applied to evaluate the deflection. The deflection is calculated using a set of algebraic expressions. The result is close to the value obtained by the numerical integration of curvatures. The values of relevant parameters in the expressions may be selected within the common range for the design of engineering structures. The efficiency of the deflection prediction based on the integration of curvatures is tested on the available experimental data. In the first approach, t...he measured material properties are used. In the second approach, the required values are derived from EN 1992-1-1 expressions to predict the material properties.
Keywords:deflection control / Eurocode 2 / long-term / reinforced concrete
Source:Structural Concrete, 2017, 18, 6, 839-849