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: Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures (ACI 530-88/ASCE 5-88) and Specifications for Masonry Structures (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88) (ACI 530.1-88/ASCE 6-88)


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: Biaxial loads | Slabs | Critical loads | Buckling | Soil pressure | Stiffening | Computer models | Steel structures

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