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Limit analysis of rectangular R.C. slabs on ground

Ranganatham, BV and Subra Rao, KS (1972) Limit analysis of rectangular R.C. slabs on ground. In: Building Science, 7 (1). pp. 37-51.

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A method is presented for obtaining lower bound on the carrying capacity of reinforced concrete foundation slab-structures subject to non-uniform contact pressure distributions. Functional approach suggested by Vallance for simply supported square slabs subject to uniform pressure distribution has been extended to simply supported rectangular slabs subject to symmetrical non-uniform pressure distributions. Radial solutions, ideally suited for rotationally symmetric problems, are shown to be adoptable for regular polygonal slabs subject to contact pressure paraboloids with constant edge pressures. The functional approach has been shown to be well suited even when the pressure is varying along the edges.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Building Science
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2010 08:06
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2018 12:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/28608

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