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Title: Membrane Action in Flexure of Rectangular Plates with Restrained Edges
Author(s): Antoni Sawczuk
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 347-358
Abstract:Plastic analysis is applied to evaluation of the membrane action in transversally loaded reinforced concrete slabs with edges restrained against lateral movement. Relations of the large deflection theory of flexure together with the yield condition, appropriate for reinforced concrete slabs, are used in order to obtain the load-deflection curves both in the compressive and tensile membrane action. The membrane action is found to influence considerably the actual carrying capacities of slabs. The developed method yields a continuous transition from the compressive membrane response to the tensile one.
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