Solutions for the deformation in slabs and beams.
In many cases, the lack of armor in a beam or slab reinforced concrete element, causing cracks that eventually result in higher allowable deformations .
These deformed elements generally require fillers to rematerialise horizontality of the surface , leading to increased dead load not originally considered , so it is necessary to design a structural carbon fiber reinforcement covering such additional efforts .
Another alternative is to crawl the deformed element and carbon fiber reinforce the area where cracking occurred , seeking adequate strength for the proper functioning of the beam or slab.
However, the zero stiffness provided by the carbon fiber as a reinforcement , does not control the deformation , so that if the analysis determines that the deformation will increase over time, a reinforcing carbon fiber alone will not impede this phenomenon.