Tests to Destruction of a Multipanel Waffle Slab Structure - 1964-1965 New York's World Fair

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Title: Tests to Destruction of a Multipanel Waffle Slab Structure - 1964-1965 New York's World Fair

Author(s): Donald D. Magura and W. Gene Corlet

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 68

Issue: 9

Appears on pages(s): 699-703

Keywords: Concrete slabs, cracking (fracturing), deflec-tion, field tests, flat concrete plates, flexural strength, load tests (structural), reinforced concrete, research, shear strength

Date: 9/1/1971

Abstract:
Three load tests conducted on roof of Rathskeller Building, Belgian Village, exhibit at 1964-65 New York World’s Fair applied uniform loading to four adjacent interior panels, then to three panels along the edge of the slab, finally to a single interior panel. The behaviorof the structure was in general accord with existing theories.