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Effect of Opening Size and Location on Reinforced Concrete Flat slabs with Openings using SAFE 12.2.0

Author(s):

Aradhna Arvind Ganvir , KJ TRINITY COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND RESERACH

Keywords:

Finite element analysis, Flat slabs, SAFE 12.2.0, Maximum deflection, punching shear

Abstract

A reinforced concrete flat-plate floor system is widely used in various types of building structures including condominiums, parking garages, and office buildings. This floor system is advantageous in terms of simpler formwork, shorter construction period, reduced storey height, flexible room arrangement, more headroom, better air circulation, and better light penetration. In spite of the advantages, the system has its problems, one of which is the possibility of punching shear failure in the vicinity of the slab-column connections. Present aim of this study is to check the suitability of flat slabs with openings of different location & sizes. In this study FE analysis of flat slabs is proposed using SAFE 12.2.0 for two grid sizes of 5x5m and 7x7m respectively. Further the comparison has been done for the most suitable opening location w.r.t maximum deflection.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50513
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 776-780

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