Flexural Failure Tests of Reinforced Concrete Slabs


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Title: Flexural Failure Tests of Reinforced Concrete Slabs

Author(s): Gene Alan Metz

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 62

Issue: 1

Appears on pages(s): 105-116

Keywords: cracking, crack pattern, flexural strength, reinforced concrete, research, slab, ultimate strength

Date: 1/1/1965

Results are presented from tests on 16 small reinforced concrete slabs. Fifteen of the slabs were loaded with a uniequation form load, approximated by a large number of point loads;the other slab was loaded with a concentrated load. Test results are compared with the ultimate failure loads and fail-ure crack patterns as predicted by theory.