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									 ACI STRUCTURAL JOURNAL                                                                                   TECHNICAL PAPER
Title no. 105-S48


Shrinkage Restraint and Loading History Effects on
Deflections of Flexural Members
by Andrew Scanlon and Peter H. Bischoff

The effects of shrinkage restraint cracking and loading history on                       RESEARCH SIGNIFICANCE
deflection of reinforced concrete flexural members are discussed. It         This paper deals with building code requirements for
is shown that deflections of lightly reinforced members (less than        deflection control and contains recommendations for modi-
0.8% reinforcement) are highly sensitive to both shrinkage                fications to the ACI 31
								
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