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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Yield-Line Design of Rectangular
Reinforced Concrete Balconies
Author(s): Aron Zaslavsky and Chaim H. Avraham
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 53-56
Keywords: balconies; concrete slabs; deflection;limit design method; reinforced concrete; research;structural analysis; uniform loads; yield-line method.
Abstract:A yield-line design is presented for rectangular balconies fixed along two adjacent edges and subiected to uniformly distributed loads. Full-scale tests of 10 slabs ( with varying span and reinforcement ratios) confirmed the correctness of the predicted collapse mechanisms, the actual collapse loads being higher than the predicted ones due to membrane action. The proposed design method includes deflection control by specifying minimum depth, cutting off of reinforcement as well as an economic assumption of the reinforcement ratios.
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