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Title: Membrane Analysis of Flat Plate Slabs
Author(s): Leslie K. Guice, Thomas R. Slawson, and Edward J. Rhomburg
Publication: Structural Journal
Appears on pages(s): 83-92
Keywords: compression; concrete slabs; flat concrete plates; restraints; flexural strength; lateral pressure; restraints; structural analysis; supports; Structural Research
Abstract:Tests of 47 one-way reinforced concrete slab strips subjected to uniformly distributed loads are reported. The slabs are typical of those used in the flat plate designs of protective construction. An analytical procedure modified from previous investigations is used as a basis for determining the peak flexural capacity of the slabs. Results of compressive and tensile membrane analyses are compared and shown to predict reasonably the peak capacity and tensile membrane response.
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