Failure in concrete slabs
Authors: Mcquitty, L.B. And P.L. Rutledge
Description: Concrete slatted floors may be made up of precast or cast-in-situ sections or grids in which longitudinal members are cross-connected at intervals along their length by ties (Binek and Pratt3, 12). While advantages of economy and weight are possible with the use of grids, with an added security against structural failure due to overloading (Nelson et alb), the use of individual slats has been strongly favoured to date. These normally are fabricated off the site and then positioned parallel to one another in the building with suitable end spacers to form the floor. The precast individual slat acts as a simple beam and must be designed for the maximum load that may be applied at any one time. Design loads may be calculated as set out, for example, in the Farm Building Standards 1965 (8), or selected from the appropriate floor load data as presented in the Code for Farm Buildings 1970 (9). However, detailed re commendations with regard to slat dimensions and reinforcement for various spans and for different classes of livestock are readily available from a wide range of extension sources (5,6,7,11,13).
Keywords: failure in concrete slabs
Citation: McQuitty, L.B. and P.L. Rutledge 1971. FAILURE IN CONCRETE SLABS. Canadian Agricultural Engineering 13(1):36-40.
Start page number: 36
End page number: 40