WHEN TO REINFORCE SLABS-ON-GRADE AND HOW TO DO IT

Steel wire or bar provide reinforcement for slabs on grade, preventing crack initiation. This steel is referred to as distribution reinforcement to distinguish it from structural reinforcement, which is added to increase the load-carrying capacity of the slab. Welded wire fabric is the most common distribution reinforcement; although, deformed bars, post-tensioning tendons, and fiber reinforcement are gaining popularity. This article serves as a guide for reinforcing slabs on grade, highlighting subgrade drag procedure and alternative design procedures. Steel placement, post-tensioned industrial floors, and shrinkage compensating concrete slabs are discussed also.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article is the second in a three-part series on designing concrete slabs on grade.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Civil Engineering News, Incorporated

    1255 Roberts Boulevard, Suite 230
    Kennesaw, GA  United States  30144
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, R
  • Publication Date: 1995-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 46-50
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 25 1996 12:00AM