ACI PRC-352.1-11: Guide for Design of Slab-Column Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures

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This guide provides recommendations for determining proportions and details of monolithic reinforced and post-tensioned concrete slab-column connections.

Included are recommendations regarding appropriate uses of slab-column connections in structures resisting gravity and lateral forces; procedures for determination of connection load-carrying capacity; and reinforcement details to achieve adequate strength, ductility, and structural integrity. Recommendations are based on a review of the literature for ultimate and serviceability limit states. A commentary is provided to clarify the recommendations and identify reference material. Design recommendations are set in standard type. Commentary is set in italics.

Keywords: connection; flat plate; flat slab; joint; lateral drift; post-tensioned; punching shear; seismic; shear reinforcement; slab-column.


Document Details

Author: Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 352

Publication Year: 2012

Pages: 28


Categories: Joints - Structural

Formats: PDF, ePub, or Kindle

Table of Contents

Chapter 1—Introduction and scope



Chapter 2—Notation and definitions



Chapter 3—Connection classifications


3.2—Connection classifications

Chapter 4—Design considerations

4.1—Connection performance

4.2—Types of actions on the connection

4.3—Determination of connection forces

Chapter 5—Methods of analysis for determination of connection strength

5.1—General principles and recommendations

5.2—Connections without beams

5.3—Connections with transverse beams

5.4—Effect of openings

5.5—Joint strength

Chapter 6—Reinforcement

6.1—Slab reinforcement for moment transfer

6.2—Joint recommendations

6.3—Structural integrity reinforcement

6.4—Anchorage of reinforcement

Chapter 7—Lateral drift


7.2—Lateral drift capacity

Chapter 8—Shear reinforcement, includingearthquake-resistant design


8.2—Types of shear reinforcement

8.3—Shear strength of connections with shear reinforcement

Chapter 9—References

9.1—Referenced standards and reports

9.2—Cited references


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