An elastically orthotropic finite element model with unifrom thickness is developed that simulates the behavior of a structurally orthotropic steel-deck-reinforced concrete slab. The elastically orthotropic model accurately predicts the uncracked behavior of previously tested steel-deck-reinforced concrete slabs. The linear, elastic, uncracked behavior of a single panel of a typical steel-deck-reinforced concrete slab is examined for simply supported and fixed boundaries. Deflections and bending moments for two-way flexural action are compared with similar values for one-way bending. An expression is proposed for computing the optimum aspect ratio for a given orthotropic steel-deck-reinforced concrete slab. This study indicates that it is feasible to consider two-way action in the design of steel-deck-reinforced concrete slabs. /Authors/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Kubic, C R
    • Daniels, J H
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1039-54
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196158
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 14633 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM