Deformation of multi-storey flat slabs, a site investigation

Shivan Tovi, Charles Goodchild, Ali B-Jahromi
2017 Advances in concrete construction  
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
more » ... thin 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.
doi:10.12989/acc.2017.5.1.49 fatcat:sggamy5rhvbinkvkeppwbtz7pu