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Advances in Concrete Construction   Volume 5, Number 1, February 2017, pages 049-63
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/acc.2017.5.1.049
 
Deformation of multi-storey flat slabs, a site investigation
Shivan Tovi, Charles Goodchild and Ali B-Jahromi

 
Abstract     [Full Text]
    Traditional reinforced concrete slabs and beams are widely used for building. The use of flat slab structures gives advantages over traditional reinforced concrete building in terms of design flexibility, easier formwork and use of space and shorter building time. Deflection of the slab plays a critical role on the design and service life of building components; however, there is no recent research to explore actual deformation of concrete slab despite various advancements within the design codes and construction technology. This experimental study adopts the Hydrostatic Levelling Cells method for monitoring the deformation of a multi-storey building with flat slabs. In addition, this research presents and discusses the experimental results for the vertical deformation.
 
Key Words
    deformation; flat slab; reinforced concrete; multi-storey
 
Address
Shivan Tovi: School of Computing and Engineering, University of West London, W5 5RF, London, UK
Charles Goodchild: The Concrete Centre, SW1V 1HU, London, UK
Ali B-Jahromi: Department of Civil Engineering, School of Computing and Engineering, University of West London, W5 5RF, London, UK
 
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