Limit Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs

by Robert E. Crawford,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 5, Pg. 321-342

Document Type: Journal Paper


Principles used in limit analysis of plates and slabs are introduced and reviewed briefly; application of these principles is illustrated by an example. The yield line theory is examined in terms of limit analysis and is shown to give an upper bound on the collapse load of a reinforced concrete slab. Similarly, the equilibrium theory is studied and shown to give a lower bound on the collapse load of a slab. Results of the application of these theories to the limit design of complex slabs are outlined.

Subject Headings: Reinforced concrete | Failure loads | Concrete slabs | Limit analysis | Structural failures | Plates | Material failures | Equilibrium

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