Punching Resistance of Flat Slabs with Openings – Experimental Investigation


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Flat slabs are commonly used structures in contemporary architecture. Although their common use there is still problem in design of these structures. The openings adjacent to a column are often used for plumbing and such a position of the openings increases shear stresses in the flat slab near the column. This paper deals with experimental work focused on the punching shear resistance of the flat slab specimens with openings adjacent to column compared to the flat slab specimens without openings. The opening influence is determined experimentally and by using models for the assessment of punching resistance from relevant standards and codes. The material properties of concrete and reinforcing steel were obtained from the laboratory tests.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 272)

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Šárka Nenadálová, Petra Johová and Tereza Sajdlova




T. Augustín et al., "Punching Resistance of Flat Slabs with Openings – Experimental Investigation", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 272, pp. 41-46, 2018

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February 2018




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