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Title: Considerations for Precast Concrete Panels Tied to Slabs-on-Ground
Author(s): Scott M. Tarr, Matthew J. Sheehan, and Eric J. Van Duyne
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 31-35
Keywords: wall, joint, design, reinforcement
Abstract:Designing and constructing a slab-on-ground to act as a structural diaphragm increases the risk of out-of-joint cracking. This article discusses this risk, describes design and reinforcement requirements for such slabs, and encourages designers to consider alternative details. It also discusses construction details commonly used to limit wall-panel bowing.
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