Accession Number : ADA289528

Title :   Shear Reinforcement in Deep Slabs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS STRUCTURES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Woodson, Stanley C.

PDF Url : ADA289528

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : A considerable amount of data is available in the literature regarding the behavior of normally proportioned slabs, those with span-to-effective-depth (L/d) ratios greater than approximately 8. However, guidance for shear design and response limits of deep slabs (L/d < 6) used in protective construction is lacking. Thirteen one-way reinforced concrete deep slabs were statically loaded with uniform water pressure to gain a basic understanding of the behavior of deep slabs with reinforcing details typical of protective construction. The post-ultimate behavior of the slabs indicated that a substantial amount of reserve capacity is available in deep slabs with large quantities of principal reinforcement. Based on this series, the recommended response limit for deep slabs having a principal steel ratio near 0.01 and adequate shear reinforcement is appoximately 12 deg. For deep slabs with relatively small quantities of principal steel, the response should probably be limited to approximately 8 deg for design purposes.

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL RESPONSE, *REINFORCED CONCRETE, *SHEAR STRENGTH, THICKNESS, STATIC LOADS, CRACKING(FRACTURING), DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, DISPLACEMENT, DEFLECTION, STRAIN(MECHANICS), DEPTH, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), STEEL, PRESSURE, DESIGN CRITERIA, REINFORCING MATERIALS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE