Author: Cassell, A C;Hobbs, R E;Bridgett, M S;Awotwi, P A K
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Cassell, A C;Hobbs, R E;Bridgett, M S;Awotwi, P A K
The opinion that the probability of a plastically designed structure failing by incremental collapse or alternating plasticity is small compared with that of static collapse is not sound in all cases.
A generalization of the simple strip method of slab design is presented which extends the strip method to deal more successfully with concentrated loading or supports. Essentially, the designer chooses a distribution pattern for the vertical shear forces rather than the applied loading. The method is quite general and is applicable to any shape of slab and any type of support or loading.
The text of an Institution report Future Building Regulations was published in the September issue of The Structural Engineer, pages 430-432. The report has subsequently been use0 &S a basis for further discussions with the Building Regulations Diuision of the Department of the Environment.