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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
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
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
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.
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