The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 57 (1979) > Issues > Issue 9 > Correspondence on Calculation of Deflections in Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members by D. J. Gunara
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Correspondence on Calculation of Deflections in Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members by D. J. Gunaratnam

Dr. Gunaratnam has undertaken a useful service for designers in comparing curvature and deflection calculated according to CP 110 Appendix A with the values obtained by simpler methods. However, his statement that the latter ‘lead to an underestimation of the curvature in all cases’ is startling for, if I have understood him correctly, he is saying that, by taking account of the stiffening effect of the concrete in tension, the calculated curvature is actually increased ! E.W. Bennett