Tests of Reinforced Concrete Flat Plate Floors

by E. Ramzy F. Zaghlool, Res. Asst.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
H. A. Rawdon de Paiva, (A.M.ASCE), Prof. and Head; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
Peter G. Glockner, (M.ASCE), Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada,


Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 3, Pg. 487-507


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: The results of tests on single-panel square reinforced concrete flat plate structures supported on four corner columns are presented. The study aims at an investigation of the behavior and strength of the column-slab connection in the presence of axial load and biaxial bending. The distribution of the bending moments across the width of the slabs as well as the load-deflection behavior of the slabs up to collapse were observed and analyzed. The results indicate that existing methods for predicting the strength of column-slab connections of interior columns, when extended to corner columns, will produce extremely conservative results.

Subject Headings: Columns | Reinforced concrete | Plates | Structural strength | Connections (structural) | Axial loads | Biaxial loads | Bending (structural)

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