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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: Cellular Flat Plate Construction
Author(s): Edgar H. Hendler
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 81-86
Keywords: concrete construction;flat plates (concrete);flat slabs (concrete);hollow core slabs;long span;reinforced concrete;waffle slabs.
Abstract:Describes a relatively new method of concrete flat plate construction using a cellular or hollow design. It is distinguished from ordinary waffle slab construction in that a continuous integral bottom sheet of structural concrete completely cellularizes the flat plate. The advantage of cellular construction in reducing dead weight combined with a use of deeper sections makes possible increased span lengths for the same live load as compared to conventional flat plate construction. Other inherent advantages of a cellular concrete system are also discussed.
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