Stress-strain state of a steel-reinforced concrete slab under long-term

Monitoring and testing of buildings and structures

This article explores the evaluation of the stress-strain state of steel reinforced concrete slabs under the action of long-term loads. The technique of computer simulation for the performance evaluation of steel reinforced concrete slabs under short-term and long-term loads and the results of numerical studies are shown. A unit for long-term tests has been prepared based upon the numerical studies. The mounting locations of instruments for measuring vertical displacements, the label diagram of sensors of strains in steel reinforced concrete test structures are given. The measurement results are summarized in tables and graphs. The analysis of the results of full-scale tests is given as are comparisons with numerical experiments’ data. Analytical expressions for the calculation of steel reinforced concrete slabs for long-term loads taking into account the creep of concrete are given.