Harmony of Provisions of American Concrete Institute Publications: ACI 318-19 Code and ACI Committee Guides
Ramez B. Gayed, Mustafa Mahamid and Neil Hammill
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concrete slabs; critical section; deflection; flat plate; flexure; punching shear; reinforcement ratio; serviceability; strength; yield-line.
Design of structural concrete for strength and serviceability relies on provision requirements in ACI 318-19 Code and ACI Committee guides. Writers of these documents seek to observe harmony of the provisions within individual documents and in other ACI documents. However, ACI 318-19 has a few controversial provisions. The current paper highlights and proposes remedies of specific provisions related to slab design for shear strength and serviceability.