Orthotropic Rigidities of Curved Concrete Waffle Slabs

by Alaa Aly, Univ of Windsor, Windsor, Canada,
John B. Kennedy, Univ of Windsor, Windsor, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Engineering in Natural Hazards Mitigation


Analytical expressions are derived for predicting the flexural and torsional rigidities during the pre-cracking and post-cracking stages for horizontally- curved waffle slab structures. The experimental program consisted of nine tests on scaled models of curved concrete waffle slabs. The experimental investigation confirm the analytical predictions.

Subject Headings: Slabs | Rigidity | Curvature | Concrete slabs | Torsion | Flexural strength | Structural analysis

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