Compressive Membrane Enhancement in Two-Way Bridge Slabs

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Title: Compressive Membrane Enhancement in Two-Way Bridge Slabs

Author(s): P.Y. Tong and B deV. Batchelor

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 30

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 271-286

Keywords: bridge decks; concrete slabs; continuity (structural); flexural strength; isotropy; loads (forces); models; punching shear; reinforced concrete; research; restraints; shear properties; strength; structural design; two-way slabs; yield-line method

Date: 1/1/1971

Abstract:
The results of a study of the ultimate strength of istropically reinforced continuous two-way bridge slabs, subjected to concentrated wheel loads, are reported. A theory is proposed for predicting the ultimate strength of such slabs, which includes the enhancement in strength due to compressive membrane action.