Influence of Geometrical Parameters on Simplified Models of the Slab-Beam Connection of Joist Structures
A great advantage of computer calculations is the opportunity to map the whole floor, including the supporting beams, columns and walls, in one model, with the members fully cooperating with one another. In this way the need for strenuous compiling of the loads on supporting members and independent searching for extreme values becomes eliminated. As a separate part of a floor, in this case a beam appears occasionally. The mapping of a beam in a model can have various forms. The paper presents a comparison of the influence of the way in which a rib is modelled on the results of statistical calculations. As a reference point for substitute shell models a solid spatial model was adopted.
M. Wieczorek "Influence of Geometrical Parameters on Simplified Models of the Slab-Beam Connection of Joist Structures", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 821, pp. 563-570, 2016