Title: Long-Time Overload Tests Of A T-Beam Floor Panel
Author(s): L. E. Grinter
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 433-440
A simple T-Beam floor panel designed for light live loading was tested under the action of concentrated loads and under the uniform ACI Code loading. The panel was then overloaded for 6 months by the application of double the ACI Code loading. Finally, after time for recovery, the original test loadings were replaced and their actions are compared with the original strains and deflections. The ability of the slab to carry 3.7 times the design loading and then to act elastically under normal loads is established.