Design of Concrete Floors on Ground for Warehouse Loadings


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Title: Design of Concrete Floors on Ground for Warehouse Loadings

Author(s): Paul F. Rice

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 54

Issue: 8

Appears on pages(s): 105-113

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 8/1/1957

An application of the theory of beams on elastic foundations as developed by Timoshenko and Hetenyi. Representing actual soil conditions more closely, these solutions do not require the usual theorectical assumption of a tensile soil reaction for upward deflections. All results are tabulated to enable designer to slect a proper slab thickness for a given load, soil, concrete strength, and layout. Criteria used for a proper slab thickness are avoidance of objectional cracks and elimination of uplift causing visible vertical movements under warehouse-type vechicles. Although the selection of thickness is based on nonreinforced concrete or concrete containing only distributed (temperature) reinforcement for shrinkage, moment values furnished may be used for design as reinforced concrete.