A general method for the development of valid lower bound solutions to uniformly distributed and orthotropically reinforced rectangular concrete slabs obeying normal moment criterion is described. General expressions for moment field have been obtained for nine cases of slabs having all combinations of simply supported and clamped-edge conditions. The lower bound collapse loads have been compared with the upper bound values obtained by the yield line theory. The paper also focuses attention to the need for the development of valid upper bound solutions with the satisfaction of kinematical admissibility and the flow rules associated with the normal moment criterion. /Author/

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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • SUBBA RAO, K S
    • Rangaiah, N
    • Ranganatham, B V
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2193-09
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  • Accession Number: 00168432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 13367 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM