Shear Resistance of Tile-Concrete Floor Joists


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Title: Shear Resistance of Tile-Concrete Floor Joists

Author(s): J. Neils Thompson and Phil M Ferguson

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 47

Issue: 11

Appears on pages(s): 229-236

Keywords: no keywords

Date: 11/1/1950

Tests on certain types of tile-concrete joists indicate that the tile webs are more effective in resisting diagonal tension than is indicated by the current ACI Building Code specification. Stagger of the tile joints appears to be unnecessary, since they do not seem to be planes of weakness insofar as diagonal tension is concerned. The tile reduces the deflection of the joist.