Composite structures paper
Gholamhoseini, A, Bilbert, RI, Bradford, MA 2014, 'Time-dependent deflection of composite concrete slabs - a simplified design approach', in ST Smith (ed.), 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), vol. II, Byron Bay, NSW, 9-12 December, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, pp. 675-680. ISBN: 9780994152008.
Based on an existing analytical model developed by the authors to calculate the time-dependent deflection of composite slabs, a simplified procedure, suitable for use in structural design, is proposed for calculating the time-dependent deflection of composite concrete slabs taking into account the timedependent effects of creep and shrinkage. The method is illustrated by two examples and the results are compared with laboratory measurements and with values obtained from numerical analyses.