Time-dependent behaviour of reinforced concrete slabs

De Vittorio, Stefano (2012) Time-dependent behaviour of reinforced concrete slabs. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Civil engineering [LM-DM270]
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In this thesis is studied the long-term behaviour of steel reinforced slabs paying particular attention to the effects due to shrinkage and creep. Despite the universal popularity of using this kind of slabs for simply construction floors, the major world codes focus their attention in a design based on the ultimate limit state, restraining the exercise limit state to a simply verification after the design. For Australia, on the contrary, this is not true. In fact, since this country is not subjected to seismic effects, the main concern is related to the long-term behaviour of the structure. Even if there are a lot of studies about long-term effects of shrinkage and creep, up to date, there are not so many studies concerning the behaviour of slabs with a cracked cross section and how shrinkage and creep influence it. For this reason, a series of ten full scale reinforced slabs was prepared and monitored under laboratory conditions to investigate this behaviour. A wide range of situations is studied in order to cover as many cases as possible, as for example the use of a fog room able to reproduce an environment of 100% humidity. The results show how there is a huge difference in terms of deflections between the case of slabs which are subjected to both shrinkage and creep effects soon after the partial cracking of the cross section, and the case of slabs which have already experienced shrinkage effects for several weeks, when the section has not still cracked, and creep effects only after the cracking.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
De Vittorio, Stefano
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Correlatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Curriculum: Structural engineering
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
Reinforced concrete, slab, time-dependent, creep, shrinkage
Data di discussione della Tesi
19 Marzo 2012

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