DEFLECTIONS IN SLABS ON ELASTIC FOUNDATIONS

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF A NEW METHOD OF SLAB ANALYSIS ARE PRESENTED. THIS NEW ANALYSIS, EMPLOYING A SIMPLE EXTENSION OF MOMENT DISTRIBUTION PRINCIPLES, HAS FURNISHED RESULTS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBSTANTIATED BY ELASTICITY THEORIES AND THE FINITE DIFFERENCE METHODS. THE TECHNIQUE EMPLOYED CONSISTS OF A TRANSFORMATION OF ANY GIVEN SLAB INTO A GRIDWORK OF BEAMS, A SYSTEMATIC LOAD DEFORMATION, AND A SUBSEQUENT DISTRIBUTION OF BENDING MOMENT AND TORSIONAL EFFECTS ON THE GRID. ANALYSES OF SLABS WITH GRID SYSTEMS ARE NOT NEW, BUT A UNIQUENESS IS REALIZED IN THIS ANALOGY BY ASSUMING RIGID AND STRUCTURALLY INDETERMINATE GRID JOINTS THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 30, pp 125-133, 7 FIG, 4 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Ewell, W W
    • OKUBO, S
  • Publication Date: 1951

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., January 9-12, 1951
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00209440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM