Young Jirsa’s Yen

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Title: Young Jirsa’s Yen

Author(s): Mete A. Sozen

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 296

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Appears on pages(s): 1-16

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Date: 3/6/2014

Abstract:
Engineering consensus documents in the U.S. on proportioning of reinforced concrete slabs went through creative and contradictory transformations starting in 1900’s until a compromise was reached between mechanics and practice as a result of the Investigation of Multiple‐Panel Floor Slabs carried out in Talbot Laboratory of the University of Illinois, Urbana, from 1957 to 1963. This paper traces the work on reinforced concrete slabs in Urbana that started with Arthur Newell Talbot and continued virtually without interruption to the time of Dr. Jirsa’s arrival in Urbana to deliver the coup de grace.