There are several methods by which two-way slabs can be designed. All methods are viable provided that the safety and serviceability of the elements are within the acceptable limits. The coefficient method may be the simplest, easiest and the quickest ...
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How Thick Should a Concrete Slab be?
Thickness of concrete slab depends on loads and size of the slab. In general, 6 inch (150mm) slab thickness is considered for residential and commercial buildings with reinforcement details as per design. Methods used for finding slab thickness varies for ...
Waffle Slab or Ribbed Slab Construction Procedure and Advantages
What is Waffle Slab or Ribbed Slab? Waffle slab or ribbed slab is a structural component which is plain on its top and contains grid like system on its bottom surface. The top of ribbed slab is normally thin and ...
Types of Economical Floor Systems for Reinforced Concrete Buildings
There different types of economical floor systems for reinforced concrete buildings that nearly satisfy all loading and span conditions. Selecting economical floor systems which can withstand design requirements is discussed.
Types of Construction Loads on Composite Slabs and Calculation
Composite slab is one of the most important of floor system that is used in the construction of multistory steel structures. Different types of loads which are imposed on the slab are discussed.
Reinforcements for Slabs-on-Ground Crack Width Control -As Per ACI
The slabs constructed on ground must be designed taking into consideration the crack control factors. Reinforcement details for slabs-on-ground is discussed.
Construction of Slabs on Ground -Design Considerations Based on ACI and ASTM
Construction of Slab on Ground- Design Elements The construction of slab on ground requires certain basic design elements. These design elements must be enlisted and added in the contract documents by the designer in charge before asking for a bidding. ...
Minimum Thickness of Two Way Slab as per ACI 318-11 for Deflection Control
Minimum thickness for two way slab construction designed as per methods provided by ACI 318-11 Code namely, direct design method and equivalent frame method.