Causes of Excessive Deflections in Reinforced Concrete Slabs

Deflection of reinforced concrete slabs is acceptable to a certain limit which are specified by applicable Codes such as ACI, IS Codes and Euro Codes. These codes to specify the amount of deflection which is acceptable. When the deflection limitation is ...

How to Control Deflection of Reinforced Concrete Beams and Slabs?

In most cases design of reinforced concrete beams and slabs is governed by deflection rather than strength. Various measures to control deflections of RCC beams and slabs are explained in this article. If these options are implemented properly, the result could ...

Soldier Pile Retaining Wall – Components and Design

Soldier pile retaining wall is usually employed for situations where the earth backfill is needed to be retained temporarily for example at construction site. Soldier pile wall consist of wide flange steel beams (soldier piles) and wood lagging. The former is ...

Shear Design of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Structural Elements

Fiber Reinforced concrete is used for concrete structural members for around thirty years and developed for both prestressed and conventional or ordinary reinforced concrete elements. Fiber reinforced polymer bars are used as reinforcement in these concrete. There are different types of ...