The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 58 (1980) > Issues > Issue 10 > Correspondence on Crack Control in Concrete Bridges by L.A. Clark and G. Elliott
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Correspondence on Crack Control in Concrete Bridges by L.A. Clark and G. Elliott

S. B. Desai (M): It can be observed from the formulae given in the paper (as well as clause A.3.2 of CP 110) that the calculated crack widths in RC members are proportional to the covers provided to the reinforcing bars. Because of this, the design of structures exposed to severe conditions (e.g. a marine environment) seems to have to satisfy somewhat over-stringent criteria.