FURTHER TEST ON A REINFORCED CONCRETE FLOOR DESIGNED BY LIMIT PROCEDURES

THE DESIGN AND TESTING OF A UNIFORMLY LOADED, FOURTH-SCALE MODEL, REINFORCED CONCRETE SLAB AND BEAM FLOOR ARE DESCRIBED. THE FLOOR HAD TWO PANELS WITH EDGE STIFFENING TO SIMULATE ADJACENT PANELS. THE PANELS OF THE FLOOR HAD BEEN DESIGNED BY YIELD-LINE THEORY, AND THE BEAMS BY CONSIDERING COLLAPSE MECHANISMS WHICH INVOLVE BOTH THE BEAMS AND THE PANELS. THE TESTS WERE CONDUCTED TO EXAMINE THE BEHAVIOR OF THE FLOOR AT THE SERVICE LOAD AND THE ULTIMATE LOAD. THE CRACKING AND DEFLECTIONS AT SERVICE LOAD WERE FOUND TO BE WITHIN ACCEPTABLE LIMITS. THE MAXIMUM TEST LOAD CARRIED BY THE FLOOR CONSIDERABLY EXCEEDED THE THEORETICAL LOAD. THIS ENHANCEMENT OF ULTIMATE LOAD WAS DUE TO MEMBRANE ACTION. /ACI/

  • Authors:
    • Park, R
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

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  • Accession Number: 00209674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1972 12:00AM