# Composite Action of Beams and Slabs under Transverse Loading. (111) A Rectangular Slab with Repeated Spanwise Beams whose Flexural Stiffness Varies across the Span

*This paper extends previous work by making possible the solution of problems of composite-action between a slab and equally-spaced stiffening beams when the flexural stiffness of the beams varies along their length. Provided that symmetry about the midspan is maintained, no restriction is placed upon the form of variation (the effective depth of the beams being specified numerically at a number of points across the span); Fig. 2 illustrates two kinds of variation which may be expected to occur in practice.
D.N. de G. Allen and R.T. Severn*

Author(s): Allden, D N de G;Severn, R T

Keywords: composite action;beams;slabs;transverse loads;rectangular