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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: Membrane Action in Slabs
Author(s): John F. Brotchie and M.J. Holley
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 345-377
Keywords: concrete slabs; failure mechanisms; loads (forces); plain concrete; reinforced concrete; research; restraints; strength; structural analysis; welded wire fabric
Abstract:This paper is concerned with the increase in load capacity and change in behavior which occur when transversely loaded reinforced and unreinforced concrete slabs are restrained against lateral displacement at the edges.
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