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84. An innovative approach to the design of pile supported SFRC slabs

Title: 84. An innovative approach to the design of pile supported SFRC slabs
Author(s): J. Hedebratt, J. Silfwerbrand
Paper category : conference
Book title: 6th International RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concretes
Editor(s): M. di Prisco, R. Felicetti and G.A. Plizzari
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-51-9
e-ISBN: 2912143748
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 945 - 954
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 8
Language: English

Abstract: Pile supported concrete slabs, have until recently, and in most cases, been made as heavily reinforced concrete slabs with increased shear and flexural capacity in a square around the pile. The shear reinforcement has primarily been stirrups or additional flexural reinforcement (bars or welded fabrics). The normal ways of calculating the need of reinforcement are to divide the slab into strips and obtain moment equilibration or to use yield line theory. Another way of constructing these suspended pile supported slabs is to exchange part of the main reinforcement with steel fibres. The latter reinforcement solution has now been used for floors in several major building projects totalling hundred thousands of square meters. To add extra economical advantage, the system may be designed as solely a steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) slab. In fact, it is possible to design such floors using ordinary yield line theory. The SFRC slab will result in an attractive floor solution when the pile distance is moderate. A thicker floor is needed in cases where the loads or the pile distance increase. One way of reducing the slab thickness is to consider the arch action, a built-in resistance of the floor to carry loads through horizontal restraints.

Online publication: 2004-08-30
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00

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