Analysis of Normal and High Strength Concrete Structures for Serviceability and Strength
Serviceability and strength of concrete structures constitute a major research front at the School of Engineering, Griffith University. Work conducted to-date ranges from the development of the layered finite element method and the associated theoretical studies to experimental programs on high strength concrete elements. In particular, serviceability studies include natural frequency, cracking and crack patterns, deflection and damping characteristics; strength investigations cover beams, slabs and walls, as well as the punching shear strength of flat plates. Also covered is a long-term on-site study of column shortening in a recently completed 80-storey residential building on the Gold Coast, Southeast Queensland. These research endeavours have resulted in a significant number of publications. Summarised herein are the findings of a total of 51 such publications, spanning the period mainly from 1995 to 2005. These research findings may help advance the design methodology for concrete structures.
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