Title: Deflection of Flat-Plate Slabs
Author(s): Cathy I-Chi Huang, David E. Hoy, Yun Jennifer Lan, Camille de Romémont, and Ramon E. Gilsanz
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 36-41
Keywords: bars, deflection, grade, steel
While the use of reinforcement with 80 or 100 ksi (550 to 690 MPa) yield strength enables a reduction in the amount of steel required, it may also result in greater slab deflections. However, the potential for increased deflection can be counteracted using high-strength concrete. This study compares designs with different strengths of reinforcing steel and concrete using slab prototype from an existing building.