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Title: Tests on Reinforced Concrete Slabs Designed by Direct Design Procedure

Author(s): Abdel Wahid Hago and Prabhakara Bhatt

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 83

Issue: 6

Appears on pages(s): 916-924

Keywords: concrete slabs; flexural strength; limit design method; loads (forces); reinforced concrete; stress analysis; structural analysis; structural design.

DOI: 10.14359/2640

Date: 11/1/1986

Presents the results of an experimental study on reinforced concrete slabs designed using the elastic stress fields at factored (ultimate) load, in conjunction with a yield criterion based on the normal moment criterion due to Johansen. In all, five slabs were tested. Four were simply supported and one had two adjacent sides simply supported, while the opposite corner was a point support. The behavior of the slabs was found to be satisfactory both at working and at ultimate load. The average experimental ultimate load was 1.17 times the ultimate load for which the slabs had been designed.