Pressure of Concrete Against Forms


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Title: Pressure of Concrete Against Forms

Author(s): Earl B. Smith

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 16

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 57-69

Keywords: none

Date: 2/1/1920

The cost of forms for concrete work constitutes in many cases a rather large percentage of the total cost of the finished structure, and this cost can only be kept low by rationally studied design methods. In so many cases the form is not designed, but is merely laid out by guess and constructed by the carpenter with the result that an unwarranted amount of lumber has been used to prevent failure or spreading.