OPTIMUM REINFORCEMENT OF CONCRETE SLAB ELEMENTS AGAINST COMBINATIONS OF MOMENTS AND MEMBRANE FORCES

A method is presented for finding the optimum arrangement of reinforcement in a concrete slab element subjected to general combinations of moments and membrane forces. The method is based on the study of strain distributions which satisfy certain conditions at the positions where reinforcement is to be provided. For some combinations of stress-resultants, explicit equations can be derived for the required areas of steel: in the special cases of membrane forces only, or of moments only, these equations reduce to previously published results. Some numerical examples are given.

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  • Accession Number: 00081417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM