Beam-Supported Slabs Subject to Edge Loading

by David O. Knuttunen, LeMessurier Consultants, United States,
Richard A. Henige, Jr., LeMessurier Consultants, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Steel Structures

Abstract: A model is presented which allows a designer to estimate stiffnesses required to provide a given critical buckling load in beam-supported slabs subjected to biaxial edge loading, such as slabs subjected to soil pressure in deep basements. Comparisons are made with an elastic buckling analysis of a plane grid model.

Subject Headings: Structural models | Stiffening | Biaxial loads | Slabs | Steel structures | Load and resistance factor design | Critical loads

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