Slabs with Variable Straight Reinforcement

by George I. N. Rozvany, (M.ASCE), Reader in Engrg.; Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria, Australia,
Donald E. Charrett, Design Engr., Irwin, Johnston & Partners Pty., Ltd. Melbourne, Australia,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1971, Vol. 97, Issue 5, Pg. 1521-1532

Document Type: Journal Paper


Plastic optimal design methods for minimizing straight reinforcement are outlined briefly and minimum reinforcement solutions based on various design criteria are given for rectangular slabs. IN addition to the ultimate strength requirement, a minimum steel ratio criterion is introduced.

Subject Headings: Plastic design | Slabs | Ultimate strength | Steel | Indiana | United States

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