Advances in serviceability and strength of normal- and high-strength concrete structures

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Title Advances in serviceability and strength of normal- and high-strength concrete structures
Author Loo, Yew-Chaye; Chowdhury, Sanaul Huq
Journal Name Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials
Editor Professor D A Nethercot
Year Published 2006
Place of publication West Sussex, UK
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Abstract Serviceability and strength of concrete structures have been a topic of intense research for many years. Reported herein is the work conducted in this area, especially in the past decade, which ranges from the development of the layered finite element method and the associated theoretical studies to elaborate laboratory tests of highstrength concrete elements. In particular, serviceability studies reviewed include natural frequency, cracking and crack patterns, deflection and damping characteristics; strength investigations reviewed cover beams, slabs and walls, as well as the punching shear strength of flat plates. A long-term on-site study of column shortening in an 80-storey residential building recently completed at Gold Coast in Southeast Queensland, Australia is also reported. In addition, a separate section discusses the serviceability studies specific for high-strength concrete structures. Summarized herein is the review of research findings published during the period spanning mainly from 1995 to 2005. Relevant formulas and analytical procedures which may assist practising engineers in the design of concrete structures are reported for completion.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Volume 8
Issue Number 4
Page from 133
Page to 142
ISSN 1365-0556
Date Accessioned 2006-12-20
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Structural Engineering
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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