Strength of Reinforced Concrete Folded Plate Models

by Alexander C. Scordelis,
Peter V. Gerasimenko,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 351-364

Document Type: Journal Paper


An experimental study of the behavior of two reinforced concrete folded plate models, under load, and identical in all respects except for the manner and volume of reinforcement is presented. Reinforcement requirements were determined for the first model by a folded plate analysis based on the elasticity method and requirements for the second model were determined by the elementary beam theory. Experimental results through the elastic, inelastic, and ultimate ranges are examined and compared with theoretical predictions. Both models exhibited similar behavior and both sustained ultimate loads equal to four and one-half times the design load.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Elastic analysis | Ultimate loads | Strength of materials | Folded plates | Structural models | Beams | Inelasticity

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