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Title: Strip Method for Flexural Design of Two-Way Slabs
Author(s): S. Alexander
Publication: Special Publication
Appears on pages(s): 93-118
Keywords: columns; design; plates; reinforced concrete slabs
Abstract:Hillerborg's strip method of design (1, 2) is a powerful and versatile technique for designing two-way reinforced concrete slabs and plates. The method is based on the lower bound theorem of plasticity, meaning that a design based on the strip method is always safe. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the strip method, including design examples. The strip method is usually divided into tow parts. The simple strip method is used to design edge supported slabs. Many designers will recognize this as an application of the strong-band concept. The advanced strip method is used to design slabs with column supports or reentrant edge supports.
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