How Slab Design Has Developed in the Past, and What the Indications are for Future Development

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Title: How Slab Design Has Developed in the Past, and What the Indications are for Future Development

Author(s): R.H. Wood

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 30

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 203-222

Keywords: concrete slabs; deflection; flat concrete plates; flat concrete slabs; history; limit design; method; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; structural analysis; structural design; yield-line method

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
The last war produced a great surge forward in the techniques of slab design because of simultaneous developments in theory of plasticity, moment redistribution and relaxation techniques, finite difference methods, and the advent of computers. . .Future slab designs must develop within the context of composite structures.