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Limit span/depth ratio for omitting the deflection calculations: the structural system factor K

Eurocode 2 part 1-1: Design of concrete structures   7.4.2 (2)

The limit span/depth ratio may be estimated using Expressions (7.16.a) and (7.16.b):

if ρρ0 (7.16.a)
if ρ > ρ0 (7.16.b)

where K is the factor to take into account the different structural systems.


The recommended values for the structural system factor K are given in Table 7.4N. The limits span/depth l/d obtained by using Expression (7.16) for common cases (C30/37, σs = 310 MPa, different structural systems and reinforcement ratios ρ = 0,5% et ρ = 1,5%) are also given.

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