The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 46 (1968) > Issues > Issue 9 > Limit Designs of Beams for Two-Way Reinforced Concrete Slabs
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Limit Designs of Beams for Two-Way Reinforced Concrete Slabs

The collapse mechanisms and the ultimate load equations to be considered in the limit design of uniformly loaded continuous slab and beam floors are examined. It is shown that the beams may be designed on the basis of the distribution of the loading on the adjacent segments of the yield-line pattern for collapse of the panels alone, rather than by the consideration of composite collapse mechanisms. The use of approximate loading distributions is shown to lead to unsafe design of the beams. R. Park

Author(s): Park, R

Keywords: limit state methods;beams;reinforced concrete;slabs;design;yield line methods