Title: "Effect Of Supports Position On The Immediate Deflection For Reinforced Concrete Beam"
         

DOI: 10.15224/978-1-63248-065-1-39
Page(s): 38 - 42
Authors: KAMAL GHAMRY METWALLY

Abstract

Deflection computations for reinforced concrete beams form an important part in the design procedure of reinforced concrete structures. This study is divided into two parts; the first part studies the sensitivity of models to the experimental loaddeflection from previous work, and the second part studies the effect of vertical eccentricity according to the supports position on beam deflection behavior. The analysis is performed using a threedimensional model to determine the deflections in beams. A finite element analysis program is used considering nonlinear material behavior. The finite element model is chosen to conduct a parametric study in order to investigate the effect of vertical eccentricity according to the supports position on beam behavior. The study indicates that values of deflection depend on the position of supports (at below the beam or at neutral axis of the beam).