Title: Behavior and Design of Industrial Slabs on Grade
Author(s): John J. Panak and J. Brent Rauhut
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 219-224
Keywords: bending moments;concrete slabs;deflections;industrial buildings; loads (forces); reinforced concrete;structural analysis;structural design;subgrades; warehouses; welded wire fabric.
Current design procedures for industrial slabs on grade are primarily based on performance experience. The results of behavioral studies of slabs on grade for typical warehouse loadings using discrete-elementslab theory are presented. Rational design procedures are proposed which take into consideration a range of practical variables for the loading conditions found to be critical. Both uniform loading on either side of a aisleway and a loaded forklift on an otherwise unloaded slab may be considered seperately in a simple and rapid design procedure.