Behavior of Simply Supported Slabsby Murray A. Muspratt,
Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1969, Vol. 95, Issue 12, Pg. 2703-2722
Document Type: Journal Paper
Destructive tests on prototype reinforced concrete slabs designed by Johansen's yield-line method, Hillerborg's strip method, and the elastic design method are described. The yield and failure characteristics of these slabs are then compared with those obtained from slabs designed by three optimum lower-bound approaches. For two of the optimum slabs, savings are obtained of 37% and 16% in the reinforcement volume required in the Johansen and Hillerborg slabs, respectively. All slabs are square, simply supported, and uniformly loaded.
Subject Headings: Slabs | Reinforced concrete | Plastic design | Elastic analysis | Load factors | Concrete slabs | Failure analysis | Structural failures
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