Behavior of Simply Supported Slabs

by 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 | Concrete slabs | Elastic analysis | Failure analysis | Structural failures | Load tests

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