oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - Punching shear in reinforced concrete flat plate structures - code predictions and test results
In view of the fact that the practising design engineer is on occasion faced with conflicting data and recommendations regarding the evaluation of punching shear capacity of reinforced concrete slabs, a fairly extensive laboratory test programme has been undertaken in this field. The test results have generally been compared with a suitable selection of current code approaches, principally through the use of the examination of certain structural case studies. The research findings are summarized diagrammatically and some design recommendations are proposed.
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